All locations for Athena programs require that students have a passport. To obtain a passport for the first time, you need to go in person to one of 7,000 passport acceptance facilities located throughout the United States with two photographs of yourself, proof of U.S. citizenship, and a valid form of photo identification such as a driver's license.
For visa information relating to your specific study abroad location, please refer to the required readings in your Athena Study Abroad account (you must have started an application). Log-in here
Getting the proper documents for travelling abroad is essential. Below are links from the US State Department website: