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Pre-departure Orientation

Your son or daughter will go through a number of steps in order to spend a semester or year earning credits towards their degree in another country. They may apply to two or more study abroad programs, spend time in our resource library, meet with faculty and study abroad advisers, and consult with peer advisers who have already studied abroad. They will be enrolled in a non-credit, online course entitled "Study Abroad Orientation." This includes online presentations as well as a mandatory in-person group meeting. The course covers topics such as health and safety, financial aid, budgeting, packing, transfer credit, and much more. Through good preparation, we help make their transition to living overseas as smooth as possible.

Student pre-departure materials