Pre-Departure Sessions

MANDATORY Pre-departure Orientation Sessions are conducted by Education Abroad every semester

Students on Exchange and Affiliate summer, semester or year-long programs have a full day session in preparation for studying abroad. ALL students are required to attend pre-departure orientation and must attend regardless of orientations/workshops offered by other departments or colleges. 

Please note, these sessions are not for students on faculty-led programs.

Pre-Departure Orientation Sessions  

Exchange and Affiliate Spring Programs

  • Late October, 2019

Exchange and Affiliate Fall and Summer Programs

  • Saturday, April 6th, 2019: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM in Burdine Hall

International Internship Program

Students on the International Internship Program will have two orientations: Internship Orientation and a site-specific orientation that includes just students going to their city.  ALL students are required to attend BOTH pre-departure orientations.  Site-Specific orientation dates will be announced in the acceptance packet.

Internship Orientation

  • Saturday, April 27th, 2019: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM in RLP

McCombs Students

Students participating on a BBA Exchange program must attend the Pre Departure Workshop led by McCombs (which are separate from the above Orientation sessions). Details about your required session will be included in your acceptance information from the BBA International Programs Office. For additional details, reference your Preparing To Go Checklist.

MBA students should consult with Debbie Carney for details.

Engineering Students

All International Engineering Program students must attend a pre-departure orientation with Helena Wilkins. Please contact her for details.


Updated: Feb 2019