Pre-Departure Orientations

Education Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation Powerpoints

Students studying abroad for any length of time must attend at least one orientation: a one-hour Health and Safety Orientation. Health and Safety orientation are offered a few times throughout the year and most of them are for specific groupings of students in order to provide the most relevant information at each. The orientation dates and times plus student groupings (winter break, spring break, etc.) are listed below so that students can sign up for the appropriate orientation. Navigate directly to the Health and Safety orientations and click here to register for the correct one well in advance so as to maintain eligibility to go abroad. 

Students studying abroad for the fall, spring, academic year or calendar year are required to attend an additional orientation: a two-hour Academic and Cultural pre-departure orientation. The Academic and Cultural orientations are offered twice each semester. Students do not have to pre-register for these orientations as attendance will be taken there to verify study abroad eligibility. Click to navigate directly to the Academic and Cultural orientations.

Academic Year 2019-20 Health and Safety Orientations

For specific groupings of students:

Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 from 12:45 - 2:00pm (spring break & spring (May abroad) programs only), location TBD

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 (MSASS spring break & spring (May abroad) programs only), time and location TBD

Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 9:00 - 10:00am (semester and yearlong programs only), location TBD

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 3:15 - 4:15pm (semester and yearlong programs only), location TBD

Friday, March 27, 2020 from 12:45 - 2:00pm (May term, summer I and II faculty-led programs only), location TBD

For students who are traveling abroad on an independent academic travel program:

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 from 12:45 - 1:45pm, Tomlinson 135

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Tomlinson 135

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 from 12:45 - 1:45pm, Tomlinson 135

Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 from 12:45 - 1:45pm, Tomlinson 135

Friday, March 27, 2020 from 12:45 - 1:45pm, Tomlinson 135

Friday, April 24, 2020 from 12:45 - 1:45pm, Tomlinson 135

Academic and Cultural Pre-Departure Orientations for students studying abroad for the Spring/Calendar Year 2020 or the Fall/Academic Year 2020:

Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 10:00am - 12:00pm (location TBD)

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 4:30 - 6:30pm (location TBD)