International Programs

Preparing for Departure

Once you have been accepted to your off-campus program of choice, you will have much to do before departing for your international experience. Explore this section for some helpful resources.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

All study abroad students participate in Pre-Departure Orientations with our office and your cohort to prepare for a successful time abroad. In these sessions we cover:

  • Health and safety tips relevant to your study destination
  • Informed Consent
  • Travel Release Form
  • Medical Treatment Authorization Form
  • Student Health Insurance Registration
  • Flight Information
  • Traveling with Music Equipment

Additional Topics:

  • Short Term International Opportunities & Maymester
    • Expectations, Timelines, and Staying connected
  • Semester Exchange
    • What to expect academically at the local university
    • Tips on budgeting, packing, electronics, phones, and staying connected
    • Cultural insights and ways to immerse yourself more deeply in the local culture
    • Approved Academic Learning Agreement
    • Credit Transfer Information
    • Traveling with Music Equipment