Summer 2021 Pre-Departure

In order to best prepare students for the new realities of studying abroad during Summer 2021, the Study Abroad Office strongly encourages all accepted students to fully participate in many of the following orientations. All events will be delivered virtually with a blend of synchronous and asynchronous content.

SessionDateTimeLinkTopics Discussed
Travel Topic Thursday with PackAbroad AmbassadorsThursday, April 16-7 p.m.Join the ZoomExpert packing tips and tricks from study abroad alumni
Next-Steps Meeting for Partner Programs*Monday, April 54-5:30 p.m.Join the ZoomRequired for conditionally accepted students to France, Jordan, & South Korea
Traveling While Series: Mental Health & Wellness AbroadWednesday, April 711 a.m.-NoonTBAMental health, mindfulness, & wellness
Travel Topic Thursday with PackAbroad AmbassadorsThursday, April 86-7 p.m.Join the ZoomPreparing for academic differences abroad & how to study
Understanding Identity in a Global Context (Pilot Workshop)Tuesday, April 134-5 p.m.CancelledExploring students' identities & cultural differences
Next-Steps Meeting for Affiliate/Non-NC State programs*Monday, April 194-5 p.m.CancelledRequired for students conditionally accepted to affiliate/non-NC State programs
Travel Topic Thursday with PackAbroad AmbassadorsThursday, April 226-7 p.m.Join the ZoomIndependent travel logistics & planning once abroad
Health, Safety, & Wellbeing Tools & Resources*Thursday, May 204-5 p.m.SlidesRequired for all students. Safety tips, health insurance, etc.

*Meeting will be recorded

Additional program-specific meetings may be organized by your program coordinator and/or in-country program provider. Be sure to regularly check your NC State email account for any updates.

Summer 2021 COVID-19 Updates Health & Safety Abroad Identity-Based Resources

Additional pre-departure sessions and topics

In addition to the synchronous sessions offered above, the Study Abroad Office has created a series of pre-recorded pre-departure sessions which students may engage with at their leisure. Topics include:  Mental health and cultural adjustment, LGBTQIA+ resources, identity and culture abroad, saving money and budgeting, and practical international travel tips and logistics.

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