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

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

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    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)

      TBD

      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
      4:15-6 PM 
      Global Commons 301

      FRANCE, Lyon: ESDES School of  Business & Management

      TBD

      FRANCE, Montpellier: UNC in Montpellier

      TBD

      FRANCE, Paris: NC Consortium Paris

      TBD

      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

      Monday, October 3, 2016
      3:00 - 4:30 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 09/13/2016

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      Part 3: Attend at least two preparatory forums.

      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.
      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 TBA 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.
      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.

      Space is limited to 40 students. Reserve your space.

      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 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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