Study Abroad

Orientation Schedule for Fall & Summer

Study Abroad Programs

A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations, both on-line and in person, during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program.  Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, will be the student's full responsibility.


Study Abroad Orientation

Part 1: Attend your general study abroad orientation(s).Part 2: Attend your program-specific orientation.Part 3: Attend one preparatory forum.Part 4: Review the online orientation modules.

Part 1: Attend your general study abroad orientation(s).

All Elon Center Program Participants

Including London, Florence, and the LSB Center in Shanghai must attend one of the following REQUIRED orientation sessions:

Friday, February 173:00-5:00 PMKOBC 101
Tuesday, February 214:15-5:30 PMKOBC 101

AND one of the following REQUIRED orientation sessions:

Note: space in each session is limited.  Please register for your preferred section using the link provided.

Tuesday, May 24:15-5:30 PMGlobal Commons 103Register here
Thursday, May 44:15-5:30 PMGlobal Commons 103Register here
Friday, May 53:00-5:00 PMGlobal Commons 103Register here

All Affiliate and Exchange Program Participants

Attend one of the following REQUIRED orientation sessions:

Tuesday, February 14, 20174:00-6:30 PMGlobal Commons 103
Thursday, February 16, 20174:00-6:30 PMGlobal Commons 103
Friday, February 24, 20173:00-5:30 PMGlobal Commons 103
Wednesday, March 1, 20174:30-7:00 PMGlobal Commons 103
Thursday, March 9, 20172:30-5:00 PMGlobal Commons 103

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Part 2: Attend your program-specific orientation.

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    Program Date, Time, and Location

    ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires: Liberal Arts (CIEE)

    (Latin America Orientation)

    Friday, March 3, 2017
    3:00-5:00 PM
    Location TBA

    ARGENTINA, Córdoba: Integrated Studies (CC-CS)

    ARGENTINA, Córdoba: Spanish Studies (CC-CS)

    Friday, March 3, 2017
    3:00-5:00 PM
    Location TBA

    AUSTRALIA, Perth: Curtin University

    TBA

    AUSTRALIA, Sunshine Coast: University of Sunshine Coast

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 103

    CHILE, Santiago: Liberal Arts (CIEE)

    Friday, March 3, 2017
    3:00-5:00 PM
    Location TBA

    CHINA, Beijing: The Beijing Center (TBC)

    TBA
    CHINA, Shanghai: Chinese Studies & Internship in Shanghai (CET)

    Friday, March 3, 2017
    1:30-2:30 PM
    Global Commons 

    Friday, April 7, 2017
    1:30-2:30 PM
    Global Commons 

    CHINA, Shanghai: Love School of Business Center Abroad (CIEE)

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 301
    Shanghai Logistics Orientation

    Tuesday, April 11
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 301
    Shanghai Student Panel

    Thursday, April 27
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 301
    Survival Chinese Lesson
    (May be used in place of a
    Prep Forum or Culture Orientation)

    Scheduled as needed
    China visa session

    COSTA RICA, San José: Spanish, Social Justice, & Sustainable Development in Latin America (ICDS)

    Friday, March 3, 2017
    3:00-5:00 PM
    Location TBA

    CZECH REPUBLIC, Prague (CET) - all programs

    Thursday, March 9, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 301

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Santiago: All Programs (CIEE)Friday, March 3, 2017
    3:00-5:00 PM
    Location TBA

    DENMARK, Copenhagen: Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Summer & Fall

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 103

    ECUADOR, Quito: Universidad San Francisco de QuitoFriday, March 3, 2017
    3:00-5:00 PM
    Location TBA

    ENGLAND, Bath: ASE Bath

    N/A
    ENGLAND, Brighton: University of Sussex - SUMMER

    Thursday, April 6, 2017
    6:00-7:30 PM
    Global Commons 201

    ENGLAND, Brighton: University of Sussex -  FALL

    TBA

    ENGLAND, London: Elon Center Abroad (FIE), Fall 

    Thursday, February 23, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    McKinnon E
    London Logistics 

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Oaks 212
    London Student Panel

    Wednesday, April 26
    6:00-8:00 PM
    Oaks 212
    London Group Dinner

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    AVAS 102
    London Visa Orientation

    ENGLAND, London: Internship (FIE), Summer

    Monday, April 3, 2017
    4:30 PM
    Global Commons 315
    London Visa Orientation

    Monday, April 10, 2017
    5:15 PM
    Global Commons 315
    London Culture

    FRANCE, Lyon: ESDES

    Thursday, April 6, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 204

    FRANCE, Montpellier: UNC in Montpellier

    Thursday, April 6, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 204

    FRANCE, Paris: NC Consortium Paris

    Thursday, April 6, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 204

    GERMANY, Berlin Global Institute (CIEE) 

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 315

    GERMANY: Heidelberg: University of Heidelberg, Summer & Fall

    TBA

    GERMANY: ESB Ruetlingen, Dual Degree; two years

    TBA

    GHANA, Legon: Arts & Sciences (CIEE)

    TBA

    IRELAND, Dublin: Dublin Business School (FIE)
    IRELAND, Dublin: Trinity College Dublin (FIE)
    IRELAND, Dublin: University College Dublin (FIE)

    TBA

    ISRAEL, Haifa: University of Haifa - International School

    April (TBA)
    Global Commons 312

    ITALY, Florence: Elon Center Abroad

    Friday, February 24, 2017
    3:00-4:30 PM
    McMichael 115
    Florence Logistics Orientation

    Thursday, March 30, 2017
    6:00-8:00 PM
    AVAS 102

    Florence Group Dinner

    Thursday, April 6, 2017
    Florence Visa Orientation
    *Postponed: date and location TBA

    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    McMichael 115
    Florence Student Panel

    ITALY, Sorrento: Sant'Anna Institute, all programs

    Friday, March 10, 2017
    3:00-5:00 PM
    Location TBA

    JORDAN, Amman (CIEE), Summer & Fall

    TBA

    NEW ZEALAND, Dunedin: University of Otago (Arcadia)
    NEW ZEALAND, Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington (Arcadia)

    Monday, March 27, 2017
    4:00-5:00 PM
    Global Commons 301

    ORGANIZATION FOR TROPICAL STUDIES (OTS) - All Programs, Summer & FallTBA

    SCHOOL FOR FIELD STUDIES (SFS) - All Programs, Summer & Fall


    Tuesday, April 4, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 315

    SCOTLAND, Edinburgh: Scottish Business in the Arts (Arcadia)

    TBA

    SCOTLAND, Glasgow: University of Glasgow (Arcadia)

    TBA

    SCOTLAND, St. Andrews: University of St. Andrews

    TBA

    SEMESTER AT SEA, Multiple Countries

    Thursday, March 9, 2017
    5:00-6:15 PM
    Alamance 203

    SENEGAL, Dakar: Development Studies (CIEE), Summer & Fall

    TBA

    SINGAPORE, Singapore: Nanyang Technological University

    Friday, March 10, 2017
    4:00-5:00 PM
    Global Commons 204


    SIT - All Programs

    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 204


    SOUTH AFRICA, Cape Town (CIEE), Fall 

    TBA

    SOUTH AFRICA, Cape Town: (Arcadia), Summer

    TBA

    SPAIN, Alicante: Language in Context (CIEE)
    SPAIN, Alicante: Language & Culture (CIEE)
    SPAIN, Alicante: Liberal Arts (CIEE)

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Location TBA

    SPAIN, Barcelona: Business & Culture (CIEE)
    SPAIN, Barcelona: Economics & Culture (CIEE)
    SPAIN, Barcelona: Language & Culture (CIEE)
    SPAIN, Barcelona: Liberal Arts (CIEE)

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Location TBA

    SPAIN, Seville: Advanced Liberal Arts (CIEE)
    SPAIN, Seville: Business & Society (CIEE)
    SPAIN, Seville: Communication, New Media & Journalism (CIEE)
    SPAIN, Seville: International Business & Culture (CIEE)
    SPAIN, Seville: Language & Society (CIEE)
    SPAIN, Seville: Liberal Arts (CIEE)

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Location TBA

    SPAIN, Toledo: Fundacion Ortega Marañon (Arcadia)Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Location TBA
    SWEDEN, Stockholm: Study Abroad in Scandinavia (DIS)Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 103
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    Part 3: Attend one preparatory forum.

    Title

    Date & Location

    Description

    Student Study Abroad Panel and Conversation

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 

    5-6:15 pm

    Belk Pavillion 208

    International and Global Studies (IGS) will host a study abroad panel and info session featuring five IGS majors who will discuss their study abroad experiences and take questions from students who have yet to study abroad.

    ALL students interested in study abroad are encouraged to attend, not only IGS majors.

    Citizen Diplomacy

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    4-5 pm

    Moseley 215
    Citizen diplomacy is an idea where students, scholars, artists, and professionals can engage with others while abroad to promote mutual understanding and help advance U.S. foreign relations one conversation at a time. Learn some new skills to help you be an effective cultural ambassador during your time overseas.

    Travel Like an Anthropologist - Travel Like You Mean It

     

    Monday, April 10, 2017

    4-5 pm

    Global Commons 103

    In this presentation, Anthropology faculty share their insights on traveling abroad from the perspective of their discipline. They bring to the forefront how an anthropological perspective can enrich study abroad by focusing on understanding the culture concept, introducing some key elements of participant-observation that are useful in the cross-cultural context, considering ethical issues that frequently arise, and offering some insider tips on achieving successful on cross-cultural encounters.

    Global OUTreach:  LGBTQIA Topics While Studying Away/Abroad

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    5-6 pm

    Moseley 217

    Have questions about identifying as LGBTQIA while studying away/abroad? Concerned about housing options, safety concerns, global political climate, and navigating an unknown environment? Join us for this Global OUTreach session hosted jointly by the Gender & LGBTQIA Center and Global Education Center. We’ll cover these topics & want to hear any questions you have. We’ll also have 2 juniors/seniors who can share their experiences about being LGBTQIA and what they considered while studying away/abroad.

    The Skin I’m In: Perspectives on Race & Ethnicity Abroad 
     

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    6-7 pm

    CREDE

    Join us for a dialogue where we explore the impact of race, ethnicity and identity while abroad. What does it mean to be a student of color who studies abroad? How might race & ethnicity intersect with other identities in a different cultural context? Study abroad returnees and faculty/staff of color will share their insights on traveling overseas and discuss resources available to students.
    How to be the “perfect” stranger

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    4:15-5:30 pm

    Global Commons 301

    You are going abroad, taking your whole self into a new context.  What can you expect to find religiously—for your own practice or perspective?  What if your host family is religious or not, or spiritually different from you?  How will you navigate and think about the new cultures, new manifestations of spirituality that you run into, observe, or engage? What if you’ve never thought about study abroad as an experience of differing religions and cultures?

    This forum explores the role of religion where you’re going.  We will first provide some general observations about encountering religion in various parts of the world with an open heart and mind, apart from US/Elon, and a familiar framework. We will explore keeping your spiritual sanity while being curious and careful.  In the second part of the meeting, we will break out into regional groups (Europe, Middle East, Asia) to think together about ways to appropriately and helpfully encounter religious and cultural differences and to be the “perfect” stranger.

    Think Forward: Applying Study Abroad to Your Professional Development

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    4:15-5:15 PM

    Global Commons 103
    Make sure your time abroad is full of "I'm so glad I did's" instead of "I wish I had known's".  Join the SPDC to learn how you can use your time abroad to develop global, professional skills that will help you land that killer internship, job, or spot in a graduate program.
    Strategies for self-care while abroad
     

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    4:15-5:15 pm

    Global Commons 301

    Studying abroad comes with a lot of change and transition… it takes guts! Practicing self-care is an important skill in everyday life and extremely important while abroad. We cannot be our best selves without taking care of ourselves. Come learn about your own personal self-care style and learn some tips/tricks to making sure you take care of yourself during this awesome adventure.
    Sustainable Travel

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    4-5 pm

    Belk Pavillion 208

    Reduce your carbon footprint when you learn about what you can do before, during, and after your trip to contribute to sustainability wherever you go. You will have the opportunity to calculate carbon emissions for your trip and actions you can take to lower your carbon impact in other ways.
    Strategies for Success: Returned Student Panel

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    6-7 pm

    Belk Pavillion 208

    Engage returned students about their experiences and receive tips for making your program the best it can be.
    Planning for Post-Grad: International Scholarships and Fellowships

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    4:15-5:15 pm

    Moseley 215

    Learn strategies for maximizing your time abroad to prepare competitive applications for international fellowships. This session will be directed towards students interested in applying for Fulbright U.S. Student Grants to conduct research, complete graduate coursework, or teach English abroad. Learn more about the Fulbright application process

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    Part 4: Review online orientation modules.

    Required for All Semester Students:

    Students must complete ALL online orientation modules and assessments through their Elon Abroad application homepage.

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