Health ConsiderationsStudents should consider their own physical and mental health needs when reviewing study abroad programs. When under the care of a physician or mental health professional, it is important to determine if adequate care will be available at the proposed site and to discuss your plans with your health care provider.
All admitted study abroad participants are required to have a travel health consultation at the Worth Health Center. This session will include information on any required immunizations and travel medications. Also, by appointment, students can arrange for a physical, or to have additional health forms completed, if required by their study abroad programs. Appointments should be made as early as possible in the semester prior to going abroad.
Admitted students are required to meet with Rosa Bernard for their initial post-admission planning session. During these sessions students will learn about program budgets, travel allowances, insurance, pre-estimation of credit, student visas (if required), and many other important preparation matters.
Pre-Departure GatheringStudents must attend the Pre-Departure Gathering. This is an opportunity to meet with all of the students planning to study abroad and to hear from many offices on campus on how to make the most of the abroad experience.
Pre-Departure Gathering April Agenda
Video 1 Welcome. Pat Martin, Director for Off-Campus Study
Dean Liz Braun and Dean Thomas Alexander III
Video 2 , Eileen Stasiunas, Registered Nurse, Health Center, Health Preparations
Video 3, Kristin Moore, Financial Aid Office
Video 4, Ayana Springfield, Branch Manager Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, Money Matters
Video 5, Lesa Shieber, Associate Registrar
Video 6, Sarah Elichko, Swarthmore Library Resources
Video 7, Hillary Grumbine, Interim Violence Prevention Educator & Advocate
Video 8, Jess Stockett, Technical Support Coordinator, ITS
Video 9, Mike Hill, Director, Public Safety, Safety and Security
Video 10, Erin Leuthold, Academic Support and Student Disability Services
Video 11, Pat Martin, Career Services and Graduate Fellowships
Video 12, Rosa Bernard, Assistant Director for Off-Campus Study, Visas. Immigration Documents. Budgets. Pre-estimation of Credit
Video 13, Pat Martin. Handbooks. Travel Registry, Dates, and Deadlines. STEP Registration. Insurance. Booking flights
Video 14, Sharlene Casado Garcia. Off-Campus Study Assistant, Cultural Adjustment
Video 15 Pat Martin, Personal Crisis Planning