Study Abroad

 

Orientation Schedule for Semester Study Abroad Programs

Spring 2015 Programs Abroad 

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 fully the responsibility of the student.

General Study Abroad Orientation-                                                                                                     Required for All Affiliate and Exchange Program Participants

Affiliate & Exchange Programs: Attend ONE of the general sessions listed here AND all program-specific sessions listed below. 

View the schedules below for Elon Centers Abroad in London, Florence, and San José.

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    4:15-5:45 p.m.
    Global Media Room (Global Commons 103)

    OR

    Friday, September 26, 2014
    3:00-4:30 p.m.
    Global Media Room (Global Commons 103)

    Online Orientation Sessions -
    Required for All Semester Students

    Required for All Semester Students: Students must complete all online orientation modules and assessments through their Elon Abroad homepage.

    Program-Specific Sessions -
    Students Must Attend All Sessions for Their Programs

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

    October 9, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Global Commons 200

    AUSTRALIA, Perth: Curtin University October 16, 2014
    Time and Location to be determined 
    Gary Hepworth is coming to campus Oct 16. 
    AUSTRALIA, Sunshine Coast:University of Sunshine Coast

    Visit from USC: Questions & Answers
    September 26, 2014 
    2:00-3:00 PM
    GBLX 301

    October 17, 2014
    3:00-5:00 PM
    GBLX 301

    AUSTRIA, Wiener Neustadt: University of Applied Sciences

    September 18, 2014
    4:15-5:15 PM
    Location TBD

    CHILE, Santiago:Liberal Arts (CIEE) October 9, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Location TBD
    CHINA, Beijing: (TBC) TO BE ANNOUNCED 
    CHINA, Shanghai: (CET) TO BE ANNOUNCED 
    COSTA RICA, San José: Elon Center Abroad

    Orientation 1
    Tuesday, October 21
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    GBLX 200

    Academic Orientation
    Thursday, November 6
    6:00 PM
    Dr. Buckmaster's House

    Orientation 2
    Thursday, November 20
    5:30 - 7:30 PM
    GBLX 200

    COSTA RICA, San José: ICDS October 9, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Global Commons 200
    CZECH REPUBLIC, Prague (CET) - All Programs

    October 30, 2014
    4:00 - 6:00 PM
    Global Commons 300

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

    October 23, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Global Commons 201

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Santiago: Liberal Arts (CIEE) October 9, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Global Commons 200
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Santiago: Service - Learning  (CIEE) October 9, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Global Commons 200
    ECUADOR, Quito: Universidad San Francisco de Quito (NC Consortium) October 9, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Global Commons 200
    EGYPT, Cairo: The American University of Cairo (AUC) TO BE ANNOUNCED 
    ENGLAND, Brighton: University of Sussex

    September 30, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Location TBD

    ENGLAND, London: Elon Center Abroad

    September 25, 2014
    4:15 - 6:15 PM
    Global Commons 301

    Course and Internship Registration

    October 30, 2014
    4:15 - 6:15 PM
    KOBC 237 - Visa Process 
    KOBC 244 - Faculty Orientation
    **Dinner provided.**

    November 20, 2014
    4:15 - 6:15 PM
    Global Commons 301
    Cultural and Predeparture Readiness

    FRANCE, Lyon: ESDES School of  Business & Management

    Mandatory France Visa Session
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    4:15-5:15 PM
     - bring your laptop
    Global Commons 300

    Mandatory Cultural & Program Orientation
    Tuesday, November 4, 2014
    4:15-5:45 PM
    Global Commons 300

    FRANCE, Montpellier: UNC in Montpellier

    Mandatory France Visa Session
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    4:15-5:15 PM
    - bring your laptop
    Global Commons 300

    Mandatory Cultural & Program Orientation
    Tuesday, November 4, 2014
    4:15-5:45 PM
    Global Commons 300

    Mandatory Program Orientation
    TO BE ANNOUNCED
    UNC Chapel Hill, FedEx Center
     

    FRANCE, Paris: NC Consortium Paris Mandatory France Visa Session
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    4:15-5:15 PM
    - bring your laptop
    Global Commons 300

    Mandatory Cultural & Program Orientation
    Tuesday, November 4, 2014
    4:15-5:45 PM
    Global Commons 300

    GERMANY, Heidelberg: The University of Heidelberg September 19, 2014
    3:00-4:30 PM
    Location TBD
    GHANA, Accra: University of Ghana (CIEE) October 7, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Global Commons 300
    INDIA, Manipal (Alliance) TO BE ANNOUNCED
    INDIA, Mumbai: International Business & Culture (CIEE) TO BE ANNOUNCED
    INDIA, Pune (Alliance) TO BE ANNOUNCED
    INDIA, Varanasi (Alliance) TO BE ANNOUNCED
    IRELAND, Dublin: Dublin Business School and School of Arts  (FIE) October 9, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Location TBD
    IRELAND, Dublin: Trinity College Dublin (FIE) October 9, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Location TBD
    IRELAND, Dublin: University College Dublin (FIE) October 9, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Location TBD
    ISRAEL, Haifa: University of Haifa - International School

    TO BE ANNOUNCED

    ISRAEL, Jerusalem: Dance Jerusalem TO BE ANNOUNCED
    ITALY, Florence: Elon Center Abroad

    Orientation 
    September 25, 2014
    4:15-5:15 PM
    GBLX 200 (classroom--2nd floor of Global Commons)

    Visa Orientation
    October 7, 2014
    4:45-5:15 PM
    GBLX 203 (2nd floor of Global Commons)

    Cultural Orientation & All day visa appointments
    November 13, 2014
    4:15-5:15 PM
    GBLX 200

    Faculty-Led Orientation 
    November 18, 2014
    4:15-6:00 PM
    Global Commons 103 (Media Room)

    JAPAN, Osaka: Kansai Gaidai UniversityTO BE ANNOUNCED 
    JORDAN, Amman: Diplomacy & Policy Studies (CIEE) TO BE ANNOUNCED
    & online through CIEE
    JORDAN, Amman: Language and Culture (CIEE) TO BE ANNOUNCED 
    & online through CIEE
    NEW ZEALAND: 
    Dunedin: University of Otago (Arcadia)
    Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington (Arcadia)

    October 16, 2014
    4:15-5:15 PM
    Global Commons 300

    POLAND, Krakow: Crakow University of Economics Schedule Individually
    ORGANIZATION FOR TROPICAL STUDIES- All Programs
    • COSTA RICA: Global Health
    • COSTA RICA: Tropical Biology on a Changing Planet
    • SOUTH AFRICA, Kruger National Park: African Ecology & Conservation
    September 2, 2014
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Global Commons 300

    SCHOOL FOR FIELD STUDIES (SFS) - All Programs

    • AUSTRALIA: Tropical Rainforest Studies
    • COSTA RICA: Sustainable Development Studies
    • KENYA and TANZANIA: Wildlife Ecology & Management Studies
    • TURKS and CAICOS: Marine Resource Management Studies
    October 2, 2014
    10:00 AM
    Global Commons 200
    SCOTLAND, St. Andrews - University of St. Andrews

    October 2, 2014
    4:15- 6:00 PM 
    Location TBD

    SEMESTER AT SEA, Multiple Countries

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    4:15-5:45 PM
    Global Commons 300

    SENEGAL, Dakar: All Programs (CIEE)

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014
    4:15-5:45 PM
    Global Commons 300

    and

    CIEE Online Orientation

    SINGAPORE - Nanyang Technological University TO BE ANNOUNCED 

    SIT - All Programs

    • Brazil, Salvador: Public Health, Race, and Human Rights 
    • Morocco, Rabat: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media 
    • Morocco, Rabat: Multiculturalism and Human Rights 
    • Netherlands, Amsterdam: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender 
    • Peru, Cusco: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization 
    • Rwanda, Kigali: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding 
    • Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans
    • Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City: Culture, Social Change, and Development
    Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    4:15 - 5:45 PM
    Global Commons 315
     
    SOUTH AFRICA, Cape Town: Arts & Sciences (CIEE)

    October 16, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Location TBD

    SOUTH AFRICA, Cape Town: Service - Learning  (CIEE) October 16, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Location TBD
    SOUTH AFRICA, Stellenbosch: Sustainability & Community (CIEE) October 16, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Location TBD
    SPAIN, Alicante: Language in Context  (CIEE)

    September 30, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Global Commons 301

    SPAIN, Barcelona: All Programs (CIEE) September 30, 2014
    4:15- 6:00 PM
    Global Commons 301
    SPAIN, Seville: All Programs (CIEE) September 30, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Global Commons 301
    SPAIN, Toledo: Fundación José Ortega (Arcadia) September 30, 2014
    4:15 - 6:00 PM
    Global Commons 301
    Tanzania: Iringa (CIEE)

    October 7, 2014
    4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
    Global Commons 300

    TURKEY, Istanbul: Koç University TO BE ANNOUNCED
    Note: Dates and locations are subject to change. Updated 8/12/14