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 2020-2021 Health and Safety Orientations

For Medical Students only (registration link):

  • 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). Orientations will be held via Zoom. Students who are registered to study abroad will receive the Zoom link by email.

For Summer 2021, 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). Orientations will be held via Zoom. Students who are registered to study abroad will receive the Zoom link by email.

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