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Departure Information

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.


Post-Admission Planning

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 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.

Pre-Departure Gathering December

Video 1, Welcome. Pat Martin, Director for Off-Campus Study

Video 2, Shá Duncan Smith, Associate Dean, Diversity, Inclusion & Community

Video 3, Josh Ellow. Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor & Educator

Video 4 , Alice Holland. Worth Health and Wellness Center

Video 5, Martin Warner, Registrar

Video 6, Sarah Elichko. Swarthmore Library Resources

Library Resources Slides, Sarah Elichko. Swarthmore Library Resources

Video 7, Monica Vance/Jenna Rose. Academic Support and Student Disability Services

Video 8, Kristin Moore. Financial Aid

Video 9, Melissa Mandos. Graduate Fellowships

Video 10, Jess Stockett. ITS and Cyber Security

Video 11, Jeremy Lefkowitz. OCS Faculty Advisor

Video 12, Rosa Bernard, Assistant Director for Off-Campus Study
Visas. Immigration/Travel Documents. Budgets. Money Matters. Pre-estimation of Credit while Abroad

Video 13, Sharlene Casado Garcia. Off-Campus Study Associate. Navigating Different Identities Abroad

Video 14, Pat Martin. STEP registration. While Abroad Contact Information. Insurance. Safety and Security. Personal Crisis Planning.