Pre-Departure Orientations

Students studying abroad for any length of time must attend at least one orientation: a one-hour Health and Safety Orientation. Health and Safety Orientations 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 2020-2021 Health and Safety Orientations

    For Independent Academic Travel students:

    For Medical Students only (registration link):

    • Friday, May 8, 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    • Friday, June 12, 2020 from 11:00am - 12:00pm
    • Friday, July 10, 2020 from 11:00am - 12:00pm
    • Friday, August 14, 2020 from 11:00am - 12:00pm
    • Friday, September 11, 2020 from 11:00am - 12:00pm
    • Friday, October 9, 2020 from 11:00am - 12:00pm
    • Friday, November 13, 2020 from 11:00am - 12:00pm
    • Friday, December 11, 2020 from 11:00am - 12:00pm
    • Friday, January 8, 2021 from 11:00am - 12:00pm
    • Friday, February 12, 2021 from 11:00am - 12:00pm
    • Friday, March 12, 2021 from 11:00am - 12:00pm
    • Friday, April 9, 2021 from 11:00am - 12:00pm
    • Friday, May 14, 2021 from 11:00am - 12:00pm

    For Semester and Yearlong students:

    Note that these sessions immediately precede an Academic and Cultural orientation, of which semester and yearlong study abroad students must attend one (two Academic and Cultural orientations are offered; see bottom of page for those details).

    For Spring 2021 and Calendar Year 2021 Students
    • Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 8:45 - 9:45am
    • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 2:45 - 3:45pm 
    For Fall 2021 and Academic Year 2021-2022 Students
    • Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 8:45 - 9:45am
    • Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 2:45 - 3:45pm

    Academic and Cultural Pre-Departure Orientations

    For Semester and Yearlong students:

    Note that these sessions immediately follow a Health and Safety orientation, which semester and yearlong study abroad students must also attend one (two Health and Safety orientations are offered; see above for those details).

    For Spring 2021 and Calendar Year 2021 Students
    • Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
    • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 4:00 - 6:00pm 
    For Fall 2021 and Academic Year 2021-2022 Students
    • Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
    • Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm