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Accepted Students

Congratulations on being accepted! You are well on your way to having a life-changing experience abroad.  

Helpful Guidance Before Going Abroad

As you can imagine, there are many details that you need to carefully plan before you leave. Many students head straight to the internet to book airfare after accepting a placement — we advise you to wait to do this until you have confirmed the start and end dates of your program and the availability of any housing that you may arrange.

The most important thing you can do is log back in to your online application and start filling out the necessary forms, such as the Study Abroad Student Health Form and the Study Away Course Approval Form. We also recommend that you consult the Health and Safety information for study abroad students while you fill out the health form and contact us if you have any questions.

Pre-Departure Orientation

The Global Education Office holds a mandatory pre-departure orientation at the end of each semester for students who will go abroad during the following term. It is very important that you make time to attend one of these sessions in order to ensure the best possible experience while abroad, and to make your re-entry back to campus happen smoothly. Date, location and time information will be posted on the homepage a few weeks prior to the orientation.

Preparing for Academics & Courses

Travel Information

Before purchasing your flight tickets, you should ask yourself the following: What are my main priorities — do I want the cheapest ticket or flexibility and/or assistance under an emergency situation? If you have a problem, is there somebody at that website where you bought that ticket to help you?

Keep in mind that the cheapest tickets are often non-refundable and cannot be changed. When you need to make a change or travel in a hurry, having a travel agent that you can call for help can make a lot of difference. There are tickets available where you can have an open-ended return or change the return date for a set fee. Make sure you know the conditions of your ticket before you buy it.

Travel Resources

Life Abroad

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