Study Abroad

Orientation Schedule for Spring Study Abroad Programs

A successful semester and summer 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

This is a four-part program.

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

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

All Affiliate and Exchange Program Participants

Attend ONE of the following REQUIRED orientation sessions:

Thursday, September 22, 20164:00-6:30 PMGlobal Commons 103
Monday, September 26, 20164:00-6:30 PMGlobal Commons 103
Friday, October 7, 20163:30-5:45PMGlobal Commons 103

All Elon Center Program Participants

Attend BOTH of the following REQUIRED orientation sessions:

Tuesday, September 27, 20164:15-5:30 PMGlobal Commons 103
Tuesday, December 6, 20164:15-5:30 PMGlobal Commons 103

 

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Part 2: Attend your program-specific orientation.

Select one of the following programs to learn more information:

Elon Centers Abroad

 

All Other Programs

Elon Center Programs

ProgramDay, Date, Time and Location
ITALY, Florence: Elon Center Abroad

Logistics
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
4:15-5:30 PM
AVIP 101

Visa Process
Thursday, October 20, 2016
4:15-5:30 PM

AVIP 101

Student Panel
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
4:14-5:30 PM

AVIP 101

ENGLAND, London: Elon Center Abroad

Logistics
Thursday, October 6, 2016
4:15-5:30 PM 
KOBC 242

Visa Process
Thursday, October 27, 2016
4:15-5:30 PM

Global Commons 103

Student Panel
Thursday, November 10, 2016
4:15 - 5:30 PM

Global Commons 103

COSTA RICA, San José: Elon Center Abroad

TBD

CHINA, Shanghai: Love School of Business Center Abroad

TBD

All Other Programs

ProgramDay, Date, Time and Location
 ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires: Liberal Arts (CIEE)

Thursday, October 13, 2016
4:15-5:30 PM
Global Commons 204

ARGENTINA, Córdoba: All programs (CC-CS)

Thursday, October 13, 2016
4:15-5:30 PM
Global Commons 204

AUSTRALIA, Perth: Curtin University TBD
AUSTRALIA, Sunshine Coast:University of Sunshine Coast

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
4:15-5:30 PM
Global Commons 204

CHILE, Santiago:Liberal Arts (CIEE)

Thursday, October 13, 2016
4:15-5:30 PM
Global Commons 204

COSTA RICA, San José: ICDS

Thursday, October 13, 2016
4:15-5:30 PM
Global Commons 204

CZECH REPUBLIC, Prague (CET) - All Programs

TBD

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

Tuesday, Novermber 1, 2016 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Global Commons 301

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Santiago: Liberal Arts (CIEE)

Thursday, October 13, 2016
4:15-5:30 PM
Global Commons 204

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Santiago: Service - Learning  (CIEE)

Thursday, October 13, 2016
4:15-5:30 PM
Global Commons 204

ENGLAND, Bath: ASE Bath

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
4:15-5:30 PM

ENGLAND, Brighton: University of Sussex Thursday, October 13, 2016
4:15-5:30 PM 
ENGLAND, Oxford: St. Clare's, Oxford

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
5:30-7 PM 
Global Commons 301

FRANCE, Lyon: ESDES School of  Business & Management

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Global Commons 204

FRANCE, Montpellier: UNC in Montpellier

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Global Commons 204

FRANCE, Paris: NC Consortium Paris

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Global Commons 204

GERMANY, Berlin: Global Institute (CIEE)

Thursday, October 20, 2016
4:15-5:30 PM
Global Commons 204

GERMANY, Heidelberg: The University of Heidelberg TBD
INDIA, Pune (Alliance) TBD
IRELAND, Dublin: Dublin Business School and School of Arts  (FIE) Wednesday, October 26, 2016
4:15-6 PM
Global Commons 301
IRELAND, Dublin: Trinity College Dublin (FIE) TBD
IRELAND, Dublin: University College Dublin (FIE) TBD
ISRAEL, Jerusalem: Dance Jerusalem TBD
JORDAN, Amman: Diplomacy & Policy Studies (CIEE) TBD
JORDAN, Amman: Language and Culture (CIEE)

TBD

NEW ZEALAND: 

 

  • Dunedin: University of Otago (Arcadia)
  • Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington (Arcadia)

TBD

SCHOOL FOR FIELD STUDIES (SFS) - All Programs

 

  • AUSTRALIA: Tropical Rainforest Studies
  • BHUTAN: Himalayan Environment & Society in Transition
  • CAMBODIA & VIETNAM: The Living Mekong: Environmental Ethics & Conservation
  • COSTA RICA: Sustainable Development Studies
  • PANAMA: Tropical Island Biodiversity & Conservation Studies
  • PERU: Biodiversity & Development in the Amazon
  • KENYA & TANZANIA: Wildlife Ecology & Management Studies
  • TURKS & CAICOS: Marine Resource Management Studies
TBD
SEMESTER AT SEA, Multiple Countries

Thursday, October 27, 2016
5:30-7 PM
Global Commons 301

SINGAPORE - Nanyang Technological University

Thursday, October 13, 2016
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Global Commons 308

SIT - All Programs

 

  • BRAZIL, Salvador: Public Health, Race, & Human Rights 
  • MOROCCO, Rabat: Field Studies in Journalism & New Media 
  • MOROCCO, Rabat: Multiculturalism & Human Rights 
  • NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam: International Perspectives on Sexuality & Gender 
  • PERU, Cusco: Indigenous Peoples & Globalization 
  • RWANDA, Kigali: Post-Genocide Restoration & Peacebuilding 
  • SERBIA, BOSNIA, & KOSOVO: Peace & Conflict Studies in the Balkans
  • VIETNAM, Ho Chi Minh City: Culture, Social Change, & Development
TBD
SOUTH AFRICA, Cape Town: Arts & Sciences (CIEE)

TBD

SOUTH AFRICA, Cape Town: Service - Learning  (CIEE) TBD
SOUTH AFRICA, Stellenbosch: Sustainability & Community (CIEE) TBD
SPAIN, Alicante: All Programs  (CIEE)

Friday, October 7, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Global Commons 301

SPAIN, Barcelona: All Programs (CIEE)

Friday, October 7, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Global Commons 301

SPAIN, Seville: All Programs (CIEE)

Friday, October 7, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Global Commons 301

SPAIN, Toledo: Fundación José Ortega (Arcadia)

Friday, October 7, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Global Commons 301

SWEDEN, Stockholm: Study Abroad in Scandinavia (DIS)

TBD

Note: Dates and locations are subject to change. Updated 10/14/2016

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Part 3: Attend at least one preparatory forum.

Title

Date & Location

Description

Think Forward: Applying Study Abroad to Your Professional Development Wednesday, November 16, 4:00 - 5:00 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.
Travel Like an Anthropologist - Travel Like You Mean It Monday, November 7, 5:30 - 6:45 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.
Strategies for Success: Returned Student Panel Wednesday, November 30, 
6:00 - 7:00 PM,
Global Commons 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 Tuesday, November 8, 4:15 - 5:30 PM, Global Commons 200 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 Travel TBA

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.

Sustainable Travel Wednesday, November 16, 4:30-5:30 PM, Belk 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.

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Part 4: Review the 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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