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Study Abroad Orientation

International programs conducts orientation sessions during the fall and spring semester for all students studying abroad. Students are required to attend all pre-departure meetings scheduled by their lead faculty for the course they are enrolled.  In addition, a mandatory pre-departure orientation that is specifically focused on health and safety preparation is required of all participants.  Feedback from students and faculty consistently stresses the need for as much pre-departure preparation as possible to make the experience that much more successful and meaningful.  In the months preceding departure you will need to pay attention to numerous details  make sure you check your email and study abroad application regularly for any updates.

 Orientation meetings are cover the following topics:
 
  • Travel Documents (passport, visa, etc.)
  • Travel Arrangements (flight arrangements, ground transport, etc.)
  • Housing Information
  • Health and Safety (what to do, what not to do, immunizations, insurance coverage)
  • Financial matters (payment schedules, financial aid, how to build a travel budget, how to access money abroad, etc.)
  • Communication With Family and Friends
  • Host Culture (History, Customs, Laws, Politics, Etc.)
  • Culture Shock and Reentry
  • Academic Expectations
  • Student Conduct


Study Abroad Orientation Dates: 


Winter Break 2020 and Spring Break 2020 Programs 
  • Saturday, November 23, 2019 : 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, Linn Hall 1152 (Main Campus)

Summer 2020 Programs 
  • Saturday, April 18, 2019: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, Rec Center (Main Campus) 

Orientation Group 2020