What essentials should I pack in my carry-on? How do I use the AlertTraveler app while I’m in Jordan? What are some considerations for GLBT-identified travelers in Chile? These are just a few examples of the many questions students may have in preparing for a summer study abroad experience. Our pre-departure orientation series is designed to answer these types of questions (and more!) and to provide students with the tools and resources necessary to make informed decisions and preparations for their time abroad.
Students that attend the Summer Pre-Departure Orientation Kick-Off event on Tuesday, March 17 from 1-3 p.m. in Talley Student Union, room 3285, will be entered into a prize drawing for a $300 Student Universe international flight promotional code.
Students that attend an International Travel 101 and a Health & Safety Abroad session will be entered into a prize drawing for a $250 travel voucher from STA Travel.
|Orientation Kick-Off & Resource Fair||Tuesday, March 17||1-3 p.m.||Talley Student Union, 3285||Campus and community resources for student travelers|
|International Travel 101*||Thursday, March 19||5:30-6:30 p.m.||Talley Student Union, 3210||Travel logistics, airfare, packing tips, and advice for new or beginning travelers|
|Health & Safety Abroad*||Monday, March 23||5:30-6:30 p.m.||Talley Student Union, 3210||Health insurance, safety tips and resources, wellness and medications, and sexual health|
|International Travel 101*||Wednesday, March 25||3:30-4:30 p.m.||Talley Student Union, 3210||Travel logistics, airfare, packing tips, and advice for new or beginning travelers|
|Health & Safety Abroad*||Thursday, March 26||6-7 p.m.||Talley Student Union, 3222||Health insurance, safety tips and resources, wellness and medications, and sexual health|
|Gender & Sexuality Abroad||Wednesday, April 1||5:30-6:30 p.m.||Talley Student Union, 3221||GLBT issues and the student experience abroad|
|Saving Money While Abroad*||Thursday, April 2||4-5 p.m.||Talley Student Union, 3222||Budgeting and finances, currency conversions, banking and credit cards|
|Saving Money While Abroad*||Monday, April 6||4:30-5:30 p.m.||Talley Student Union, 3210||Budgeting and finances, currency conversions, banking and credit cards|
|Spirituality & Faith Abroad||Tuesday, April 7||4:30-5:30 p.m.||Talley Student Union, 3221||Spirituality, faith development, and religion|
|Identity and Culture Abroad||Tuesday, April 14||4:30-5:30 p.m.||Talley Student Union, 3222||Race, ethnicity, identity development, and the student experience abroad|
|Cultural Adjustment and Self Care Abroad||Wednesday, April 15||5:30-6:30 p.m.||Talley Student Union, 3210||Mental health, culture shock and adjustment, self care and coping strategies|
*This session is offered twice