Pre-Departure Orientations

Students studying abroad for any length of time must attend a Health and Safety Orientation. Health and Safety Orientations are offered a few times throughout the year and students must register for them via CampusGroups. 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 to register in advance so as to maintain eligibility to go abroad. 

Note that many faculty-led study abroad programs schedule Health and Safety Orientations as part of course meetings/seminars. Students on those programs can check directly with their faculty leaders.

Students studying abroad for a semester, year, or summer session at an overseas program/institution  are required to attend two orientations:

  1. The Health and Safety Orientation mentioned above and
  2. An Academic and Cultural pre-departure orientation.

Academic and Cultural orientations are offered twice each semester. Students must register for both pre-departure orientations via CampusGroups.

Health and Safety Orientations

    For All Study Abroad Students

    Note that at least one of these sessions immediately precedes an Academic and Cultural orientation, of which summer, semester and yearlong study abroad students must attend one. Winter Break, Spring Break, Spring (May Abroad), May Term, Summer I and Summer II students traveling with CWRU faculty do not have to attend an Academic and Cultural orientation.

    Spring Break 2023 and Spring (May Abroad) 2023 Students:
    • Friday, March 10, 2023 at 12:45PM via Zoom
    May Term, Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Academic Year 2023-2024:

    Additional dates and instructions for more of these orientations will be announced in early March.  

    Academic and Cultural Pre-Departure Orientations

    For Summer, Semester and Yearlong Students

    Note that these sessions immediately follow a Health and Safety orientation, which summer, semester and yearlong study abroad students must also attend one.

    For Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Academic Year 2023-2024:
    • Friday, April 21, 2023 from 12:30 - 2 PM ET (Nord 410) Register Here
    • Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET (Zoom) Register Here