Education Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation


All students who study abroad are required to attend our Pre-Departure Orientation Session. We hold Pre-Departures towards the end of every Fall and Spring semester, and you will attend one based on which term you are going abroad.

Please visit the Department of State website for students traveling abroad for other valuable information before departing for you trip abroad. http://studentsabroad.state.gov/

Pre-Departure Orientation Dates:


Saturday, April 12, 2014:
This session is for students going abroad Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and/or full academic year 2014-2015
This meeting is mandatory for any student studying abroad. You must attend. Pre-departure day will be held in the Franke College of Business, Building # 81, on South Campus. Do NOT come to the Center for International Education for pre-departure day. General meetings are held in Gardner Auditorium, while individual sessions will be in different rooms. A full schedule will be posted at the College of Business.  Enter the doors on the west side of the building, and stop at the check in table before you go to your meetings. We will have breakfast drinks and snacks in the morning. Parents are welcome to attend Pre-Departure Orientation day.

All students are required to attend one General Session, and many of you will attend a country specific meeting as well.

Please contact your study abroad adviser if you have any questions about your pre-departure sessions, or if for some reason you are unable to attend.

Click here for the April 12, 2014 Schedule

Saturday, December 6, 2014:
This session is for student going abroad Winter 14-15 (December 2014, January 2015), Spring 2015, Spring Break 2015 and/or calendar year 2015