All students participating in study abroad programs must attend mandatory Orientation Sessions. Orientation dates for faculty-led programs will be announced after the Office of Study Abroad has accepted all the student participants. Students participating in independent summer, semester or year-long programs are required to set orientation appointments prior to departing for their program.
Orientation Sessions include:
- A meet-and-greet for participants to bond with their fellow travelers and faculty-directors
- A question-and-answer session on all topics of concern or interest to participants
- Packing tips
- Cultural information
- Other information pertinent to your travels
It is impossible to provide complete step-by-step assistance for the intricacies of international travel, but the Office of Study Abroad is confident in the orientation process. The information that we provide supplies a thorough introduction to these complexities. Students learn the basic skills and knowledge they will need as they face various unique challenges of their study abroad experience. All students will travel with the contact information for Campus Safety and the staff of the Office of Study Abroad.