Congratulations! You have been accepted into a program and are going to study abroad! In a few months (or weeks!) you will embark on the adventure of a lifetime; however, there is much to be done before you go. It may seem overwhelming now but remember that you can always stop by the Study Abroad office with your myriad of questions. We've also scheduled a number of helpful events that can prepare you for your international experience. Don't forget to check out other sections of the Preparation portion of the website to understand things you should do before going abroad.
Each semester the Study Abroad Office runs a pre-departure orientation for all students who will be departing for studying abroad. This year, the orientation is an online course that students will complete on their own. This course must be completed by April 27.
The course can be accessed via ICON and all students that are studying abroad will be added automatically. The course will appear on the home page of the student’s ICON account. The course consists of 10 modules and quizzes that cover a wide range of topics of which students need to be aware before they go abroad.
In-person Pre-Departure Sessions
In addition to the orientation online, the Study Abroad Office will be holding a variety of information sessions. Every student going abroad must sign up to attend at least one of these sessions. Students can find more information about these sessions and RSVP through a Google Doc on the Study Abroad website.
Slice of Advice
To help smooth your transition abroad, Study Abroad has put together a handbook that condenses a lot of information on this website into one document. Stop by the Study Abroad Resource Room to pick one up.