All students studying abroad through the Office Global Programs are required to attend at least one Pre-departure Orientation during the semester prior to their term abroad.
In the Pre-departure Orientations you learn about:
- Health and safety issues relevant to your study abroad program
- General and country/region-specific cultural issues
- Administrative details that must be completed prior to departure
During the country/region-specific cultural orientation, you will meet students who have studied abroad at your host institution or similar places, and/or students who are from the country/region you will be visiting. Meeting the returned study abroad and international students is a great way to learn more about what you will experience.
Following acceptance to your program, the Office of Global Programs will provide you with dates and times for the Pre-departure Orientations.