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Departure Information and Requirements

Students going on summer programs: Select 'Summer and Short-term Programs' tab for summer orientation videos. 

I.  Health Considerations 

Students 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.  Travel Health frequently asked questions are provided by the Worth Health And Wellness Center.


II.  Post-Admission Orientation

These sessions will give you basic information on policies and procedures including credit transfer, booking travel, and insurance.  Students who cannot attend the orientation are required to review this material.


III.  Post-Admission Planning

Admitted students are required to meet with a study abroad advisor for an orientation session that will cover information specifically related to participation on your program including credit evaluation, budgets, and visas.  

IV.  Pre-Departure Gathering

Students 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.  Students who cannot attend this event are required to review this material.

Video 1, Shá Duncan Smith, Associate Dean, Diversity, Inclusion & Community

Video 2, Kristin Moore. Financial Aid

Video 3, Jess Stockett, ITS and Cyber Security

Video 4 , Eileen Stasiunas. Worth Health and Wellness Center

Video 5, Pat Martin for Hillary Grumbine Violence Prevention Educator and Advocate

Video 6, Martin Warner, Registrar

Video 7, Pam Harris Library Resources

Video 8, Josh Ellow. Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor & Educator

Video 9, Jeremy Lefkowitz. OCS Faculty Advisor

Video 10, Rosa Bernard, Assistant Director for Off-Campus Study
Visas. Immigration/Travel Documents. Budgets. Money Matters. Pre-estimation of Credit while Abroad

Video 11, Sharlene Casado Garcia. Off-Campus Study Associate. Navigating Different Identities Abroad

Video 12 Brittni Teresi OCS Green Advisor

Video 13, Pat Martin. STEP registration. While Abroad Contact Information. Insurance. Safety and Security. Personal Crisis Planning.