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Orientation is just one of several steps to sound preparation for your study abroad experience. The general study abroad orientation covers topics such as academic issues, travel tips, billing and financial aid, health and safety, and culture shock. You may also have an opportunity to meet with past study abroad participants in specific program orientations. These sessions are fantastic opportunities to prepare yourself for the differences in culture and daily life in your host country.
The general study abroad orientation takes place every term. You will want to plan to attend the term before you go abroad. A Study Abroad Handbook (.pdf) will be given out at the orientations. Students who can not attend the orientation should download the Handbook from the link above, and be in touch with the respective advisor if they have any questions or concerns.
All study abroad students need to complete the IDEA Online Orientation first, and then participate in an in-person orientation. Students must have an approval from their study abroad advisor/coordinator in order to have the access to the online orientation modules. If you have trouble accessing the BlakBoard, please contact the IDEA Enrollment Manager. An e-mail regarding the information on in-person orientation (day/time/location) will be sent to each study abroad student by the Enrollment Manager.
You need to attend the orientation if you are going abroad through one of these programs:
- Australia: Macquarie University, Charles Sturt University
- All co-sponsored programs (AHA, AIU, API, CIEE, IFSA-Butler, SAS, SFS, SIT)
- UK: University of Sussex, University of Nottingham, University of Wales, University of Lancaster
- Russia - through the University of Arizona
If you are participating in one of these programs below, please contact your study abroad administrator for your orientation schedule: