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

Attend one of the following REQUIRED orientation sessions:

Thursday, February 114:15-5:30 PMKOBC 101
Thursday, February 254:15-5:30 PMGlobal Commons 103

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 34:15-5:30 PMGlobal Commons 103Register here
Thursday, May 54:15-5:30 PMGlobal Commons 103Register here
Friday, May 63:00-4:15 PMGlobal Commons 103Register here

All Affiliate and Exchange Program Participants

Attend one of the following REQUIRED orientation sessions:

Tuesday, February 94:15-6:15  PMGlobal Commons 103
Friday, February 193:00-5:00  PMGlobal Commons 103
Wednesday, February 246:00-8:00 PMGlobal Commons 103
Tuesday, March 14:15-6:15 PMGlobal Commons 103
Thursday, March 34:15-6:15 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)

    Thursday, March 10, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 300

    ARGENTINA, Córdoba: Integrated Studies (CC-CS)

    ARGENTINA, Córdoba: Spanish Studies (CC-CS)

    Thursday, March 10, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 300

    AUSTRALIA, Perth: Curtin University

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 301

    AUSTRALIA, Sunshine Coast: University of Sunshine Coast

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 301

    CHILE, Santiago: Liberal Arts (CIEE)

    Thursday, March 10, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 300

    CHINA, Beijing: The Beijing Center (TBC)

    Thursday, April 21, 2016
    2:15-3:30 PM
    Global Commons 360
    CHINA, Shanghai: Chinese Studies & Internship in Shanghai (CET)

    Thursday, April 14, 2016
    1:00-2:15 PM
    Global Commons 360

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

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 301
    Shanghai Logistics Orientation

    Thursday, April 21
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 301
    Shanghai Student Panel

    Thursday, April 28
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 301
    Shanghai Visa Orientation

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

    COSTA RICA, San José: Elon Center Abroad

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 300
    San José Logistics Orientation

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

    Thursday, March 10, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 300

    CZECH REPUBLIC, Prague (CET) - fall programs

    Thursday, March 17, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 300

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

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 100

    ENGLAND, Bath: ASE Bath

     
    ENGLAND, Brighton: University of Sussex - SUMMER

    Thursday, March 17, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 360

    ENGLAND, Brighton: University of Sussex -  FALL

    N/A

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

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    KOBC 101
    Logistics 

    Thursday, April 21
    4:15-5:30 PM
    McKinnon D
    Student Panel

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    4:15-6:15 PM
    KOBC 101
    Visa Orientation

    ENGLAND, London: Internship (FIE), Summer

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 300
    Visa Orientation

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016
    4:15-6:15 PM
    Global Commons 300
    Life in London 

    ENGLAND, Oxford: St. Clare's, Oxford

    N/A

    FRANCE, Lyon: ESDES

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 301

    FRANCE, Montpellier: UNC in Montpellier

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 301

    FRANCE, Paris: NC Consortium Paris

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 301

    GERMANY, Berlin Global Institute (CIEE) 

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 300

    GERMANY: Heidelberg: University of Heidelberg, Summer & Fall

    Thursday, March 10, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 360

    GERMANY: ESB Ruetlingen, Dual Degree; two years

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 300

    GHANA, Legon: Arts & Sciences (CIEE)

    N/A

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

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Location TBA

    ISRAEL, Haifa: University of Haifa - International School

    April (TBA)
    Global Commons 312

    ITALY, Florence: Elon Center Abroad

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Lakeside 214
    Florence Logistics Orientation

    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 103
    Florence Visa Orientation

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 103
    Florence Student Panel

    JORDAN, Amman (CIEE), Summer & Fall

    N/A

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

    Thursday, March 10, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 301

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

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


    TBA

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

    April

    (Details TBA)
    SCOTLAND, Glasgow: University of Glasgow (Arcadia)

    TBA

    SCOTLAND, St. Andrews: University of St. Andrews

    Thursday, April 14, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 360

    SEMESTER AT SEA, Multiple Countries

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Global Commons 301

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

    N/A

    SINGAPORE, Singapore: Nanyang Technological University

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Great Hall, Global Commons Building


    SIT - All Programs

    TBA


    SOUTH AFRICA, Cape Town (CIEE), Fall 

    TBA

    SOUTH AFRICA, Cape Town: (Arcadia), Summer

    N/A

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

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    KOBC 101

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

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    KOBC 101

    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, March 15, 2016
    4:15-5:30 PM
    KOBC 101

    SWEDEN, Stockholm: Study Abroad in Scandinavia (DIS)N/A
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    Part 3: Attend one preparatory forum.

    Title

    Date & Location

    Description

    Think Forward: Applying Study Abroad to Your Professional Development

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    4:15-5:30 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.  

    CANCELLED

    Out & Abroad: From the Mouths of LGBTQIA Seniors & Junors

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016

    5 PM - 6 PM

    Moseley 211 (GLC)

    CANCELLED

    Chat in an informal environment with LGBTQIA seniors and juniors about their international experiences and their returns to campus.  Important topics will include being out abroad and on return and what students wish they had known before they went.

    Click here to view the flyer.

    Travel Like an Anthropologist - Travel Like You Mean It

    Monday, April 4, 2016

    7:30-8:30 PM

    McEwen 011 (film theater)

    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.
    Strategies for Success: Returned Student Panel

    Thursday,
    5 May, 2016

    6:30 PM

    KOBC 101

    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

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    4:15-5:00 PM

    Lindner 208

    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

    The Privilege of TravelTBA

    The opportunity to enter a new community for a limited period of time is a privilege. Access is not granted instantly but must be earned. Attend this session to learn how to be a more aware and responsive traveler and maximize your opportunity to form lasting relationships.

    Space is limited to 40 students.

    Sustainable Travel

    Thursday, April 21

    4:15-5:15 PM

    Global Commons 103

    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.
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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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