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Study Abroad Orientation


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All students studying abroad are required to attend a pre-departure orientation. This orientation provides important information to students, and also gives students the opportunity to meet others going to the same or nearby locations, and connect with study abroad alumni. A pre-departure orientation is held in both Spring and Fall semester for students studying abroad for upcoming terms. Topics covered include:

  • Cultural acclimation and culture shock

  • Registration

  • Insurance

  • Student Conduct and Expectations

  • Health and Safety

  • Packing and Travel Tips

Only students studying abroad are invited to the orientation, and interested parents or family members may ask their student to share important information with them. It's essential for students to take responsibility for their own study abroad experience, and orientation is part of this process. Students are provided copies of materials reviewed at orientation, and they are encouraged to share this information with family and friends.