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 173:00-4:15 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 53:00-4:15 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
Wednesday, March 15, 20177:15-9:20 AMGlobal 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)

    Friday, March 3, 2017
    3:00-4:30 PM
    Location TBA

    ARGENTINA, Córdoba: Integrated Studies (CC-CS)

    ARGENTINA, Córdoba: Spanish Studies (CC-CS)

    Friday, March 3, 2017
    3:00-4:30 PM
    Location TBA

    AUSTRALIA, Perth: Curtin University

    TBA

    AUSTRALIA, Sunshine Coast: University of Sunshine Coast

    TBA

    CHILE, Santiago: Liberal Arts (CIEE)

    Friday, March 3, 2017
    3:00-4:30 PM
    Location TBA

    CHINA, Beijing: The Beijing Center (TBC)

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

    TBA

    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
    Location TBA
    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
    3:00-4:30 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
    3:00-4:30 PM
    Location TBA

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

    TBA

    ECUADOR, Quito: Universidad San Francisco de QuitoFriday, March 3, 2017
    3:00-4:30 PM
    Location TBA

    ENGLAND, Bath: ASE Bath

    TBA
    ENGLAND, Brighton: University of Sussex - SUMMER

    TBA

    ENGLAND, Brighton: University of Sussex -  FALL

    N/A

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

    Thursday, February 23, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Location TBA
    London Logistics 

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Location TBA
    London Student Panel

    TBA
    London Group Dinner

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017
    4:15-6:15 PM
    Location TBA
    London Visa Orientation

    ENGLAND, London: Internship (FIE), Summer

    TBA

    ENGLAND, Oxford: St. Clare's, Oxford

    TBA

    FRANCE, Lyon: ESDES

    TBA

    FRANCE, Montpellier: UNC in Montpellier

    TBA

    FRANCE, Paris: NC Consortium Paris

    TBA

    GERMANY, Berlin Global Institute (CIEE) 

    TBA

    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
    3:00-4:15 PM
    Location TBA
    Florence Logistics Orientation

    Thursday, April 6, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Location TBA
    Florence Visa Orientation

    Thursday, March 30, 2017
    6:00-8:00 PM
    Location TBA
    Florence Group Dinner

    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    4:15-5:30 PM
    Location TBA
    Florence Student Panel

    ITALY, Sorrento: Sant'Anna Institute, all programs

    Friday, March 10
    3:00-4:30 PM
    Location TBA

    JORDAN, Amman (CIEE), Summer & Fall

    TBA

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

    TBA

    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

    TBA

    SEMESTER AT SEA, Multiple Countries

    TBA

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

    TBA

    SINGAPORE, Singapore: Nanyang Technological University

    TBA


    SIT - All Programs

    TBA


    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)TBA
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    Part 3: Attend one preparatory forum.

    Title

    Date & Location

    Description

    Think Forward: Applying Study Abroad to Your Professional Development

    TBA

    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.  

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

    TBA

     

    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.

    Travel Like an Anthropologist - Travel Like You Mean It

    TBA

    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

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    6-7pm

    GBLX 103

    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

    TBA

    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

    Sustainable Travel

    TBA

    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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