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 be sure 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 2021-2022 Health and Safety Orientations

    For Winter Break, Summer, Semester & Yearlong students

    Note that these sessions immediately precede an Academic and Cultural orientation, of which semester and yearlong study abroad students must attend one (at least two Academic and Cultural orientations are offered; see bottom of page for those details). Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer students do not have to attend an Academic and Cultural orientation. The orientation format (in-person or via Zoom) is yet to be determined. Students who are registered to study abroad will receive further information by email.

    For Spring Break Students:
    • Friday, February 18, 2022 from 3:00 - 4:00pm

    For Spring and Calendar Year Students:
    • Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 2:45 - 3:45pm
    • Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 8:45 - 9:45am
    For Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Academic Year 2022-2023 Students:
    • Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 2:45 - 3:45pm
    • Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 8:45 - 9:45am
    For Medical Students only:
    • TBD

    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). The orientation format (in-person or via Zoom) is yet to be determined. Students who are registered to study abroad will receive further information by email.

    For Spring 2022 and Calendar Year 2022 Students
    • Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    • Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 10:00am - 12:00pm

    **Should the pandemic require a later orientation, study abroad students should also hold the following dates on their calendars, just in case:

    • Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    • Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
    For Fall 2022 and Academic Year 2022-2023 Students:
    • Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    • Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 10:00am - 12:00pm