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. Each part is mandatory and listed below.

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:

Tuesday, September 22, 20154:15-6:15  PMGlobal Commons 103
Friday, October 2, 20153:00-5:00  PMGlobal Commons 103

All Elon Center Program Participants

Attend BOTH of the following REQUIRED orientation sessions:

Thursday, September 24, 20154:15-6:15 PMGlobal Commons 103
Friday, December 4, 20153:00-5:00 PMTBA

* Cancelled due to University closing
** Make-up Session

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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

      Orientation I
      Friday Oct. 2, 2015
      4:00-6:00 PM
      Global Commons 301

      Visa Processing Sessions
      Monday October 19, 2015
      All day - scheduled individually
      Global Commons 315

      Orientation II
      Friday November 13, 2015
      3:00-5:00 PM
      Global Commons 301
      ENGLAND, London: Elon Center Abroad

      Course and Internship Registration
      Friday, September 25, 2015
      3:00-5:00 PM
      Global Commons 301

      Visa Process
      Friday, November 6, 2015
      3:00-5:00 PM
      Global Commons 103

      Group Orientation
      Tuesday, November 17, 2015
      4:15 - 6:15 PM
      Global Commons 301

      COSTA RICA, San José: Elon Center Abroad

      Orientation 1
      Thursday October 29, 2015
      4:15 - 6:15 PM
      Global Commons 301

      Orientation 2
      Thursday November 12, 2015
      4:15 - 6:15 PM
      Global Commons 301

      CHINA, Shanghai: Love School of Business Center Abroad

      Logisitcs & Culture Orientation
      Thursday October 8 2015
      4:15-6:15 PM
      Global Commons 300

      Visa Orientation
      Thursday November 5, 2015
      4:15-6:15 PM
      Global Commons 301

      All Other Programs

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

      Tuesday October 27, 2015
      4:15-6:15 PM
      Global Commons 301

      ARGENTINA, Córdoba: All programs (CC-CS)

      Tuesday October 27, 2015
      4:15-6:15 PM
      Global Commons 301

      AUSTRALIA, Perth: Curtin University Thursday, October 22, 2015
      4:15 PM
      Global Commons 300
      AUSTRALIA, Sunshine Coast:University of Sunshine Coast

      Thursday October 15, 2015
      4:15-6:15 PM
      Global Commons 301

      CHILE, Santiago:Liberal Arts (CIEE)

      Tuesday October 27, 2015
      4:15-6:15 PM
      Global Commons 301

      CHINA, Beijing: (TBC)

      Thursday, October 29, 2015 
      4:15 PM
      Global Commons 300

      CHINA, Shanghai: (CET)

      Thursday October 15, 2015
      1:00-2:30 PM
      Global Commons 300

      COSTA RICA, San José: ICDS

      Tuesday October 27, 2015
      4:15-6:15 PM
      Global Commons 301

      CZECH REPUBLIC, Prague (CET) - All Programs

      Thursday October 15
      4:15-6:15 PM
      Global Commons 300

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

      Wednesday, September 23 and Thursday, September 24 (Scheduled individually)
      Global Commons 360

      DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Santiago: Liberal Arts (CIEE)

      Tuesday October 27, 2015
      4:15-6:15 PM
      Global Commons 301

      DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Santiago: Service - Learning  (CIEE) Tuesday October 27, 2015
      4:15-6:15 PM
      Global Commons 301
      ECUADOR, Quito: Universidad San Francisco de Quito (NC Consortium) Tuesday October 27, 2015
      4:15-6:15 PM
      Global Commons 301
      EGYPT, Cairo: The American University of Cairo (AUC) TO BE ANNOUNCED 
      ENGLAND, Bath: ASE Bath

      Tuesday, November 10, 2015
      4:15 PM
      Global Commons 360

      ENGLAND, Brighton: University of Sussex Tuesday, October 20, 2015
      4:15 PM
      Global Commons 300
      ENGLAND, Oxford: St. Clare's, Oxford TO BE ANNOUNCED
      FRANCE, Lyon: ESDES School of  Business & Management

      Mandatory France Visa Session
      Friday September 18, 2015
      3:00-5:00 PM
      Please bring your laptop!
      Global Commons 300

      Mandatory Cultural & Program Orientation
      Tuesday, November 3, 2015
      4:15 PM
      Global Commons 301

      FRANCE, Montpellier: UNC in Montpellier

      Mandatory France Visa Session
      Friday September 18, 2015
      3:00-5:00 PM
      Please bring your laptop!
      Global Commons 300

      Mandatory Cultural & Program Orientation
      Tuesday, November 3, 2015
      4:15 PM
      Global Commons 301

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

      FRANCE, Paris: NC Consortium Paris

      Mandatory France Visa Session
      Friday September 18, 2015
      3:00-5:00 PM
      Please bring your laptop!
      Global Commons 300

      Mandatory Cultural & Program Orientation
      Tuesday, November 3, 2015
      4:15 PM
      Global Commons 301

      GERMANY, Berlin: Global Institute (CIEE)

      Thursday October 1, 2015
      4:15 PM
      Global Commons 300

      GERMANY, Heidelberg: The University of Heidelberg Scheduled individually
      GHANA, Accra: University of Ghana (CIEE) TO BE ANNOUNCED
      INDIA, Manipal (Alliance) Friday October 16, 2015
      3:00-5:00 PM
      Global Commons 300
      INDIA, Pune (Alliance) Friday October 16, 2015
      3:00-5:00 PM
      Global Commons 300
      INDIA, Varanasi (Alliance) Friday October 16, 2015
      3:00-5:00 PM
      Global Commons 300
      IRELAND, Dublin: Dublin Business School and School of Arts  (FIE) Tuesday, November 17, 2015
      4:15 - 6:15 PM
      Global Commons 300
      IRELAND, Dublin: Trinity College Dublin (FIE) Tuesday, November 17, 2015
      4:15 - 6:15 PM
      Global Commons 300
      IRELAND, Dublin: University College Dublin (FIE) Tuesday, November 17, 2015
      4:15 - 6:15 PM
      Global Commons 300
      ISRAEL, Haifa: University of Haifa - International School

      Friday October 23, 2015
      3:00-5:00 PM
      Global Commons 300

      ISRAEL, Jerusalem: Dance Jerusalem Friday October 23, 2015
      3:00-5:00 PM
      Global Commons 300
      JAPAN, Osaka: Kansai Gaidai University

      Wednesday, October 7, 2015
      4:15-6:15 PM
      Global Commons 300

      JORDAN, Amman: Diplomacy & Policy Studies (CIEE) Friday, October 30, 2015
      3:00-5:00 PM
      Global Commons 300
      JORDAN, Amman: Language and Culture (CIEE) Friday, October 30, 2015
      3:00-5:00 PM
      Global Commons 300
      NEW ZEALAND: 
      Dunedin: University of Otago (Arcadia)
      Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington (Arcadia)

      Friday, October 16, 2015
      3:00-5:00 PM
      Global Commons 301

      ORGANIZATION FOR TROPICAL STUDIES- All Programs
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      • COSTA RICA: Global Health
      • COSTA RICA: Tropical Biology on a Changing Planet
      • SOUTH AFRICA, Kruger National Park: African Ecology & Conservation
      TO BE ANNOUNCED

      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
      TO BE ANNOUNCED
      SCOTLAND, Glasgow:  University of Glasgow (Arcadia)

      TO BE ANNOUNCED


      SCOTLAND, St. Andrews: University of St. Andrews

       

      Friday, November 13, 2015
      3:00-5:00 PM
      Global Commons 300
      SEMESTER AT SEA, Multiple Countries

      Tuesday, September 29, 2015
      One-on-one advising with sessions with SAS
      To be scheduled
      Global Commons 360º

      SENEGAL, Dakar: All Programs (CIEE)

      TO BE ANNOUNCED

      SINGAPORE - Nanyang Technological University

      Thursday, October 15, 2015                         4:15 - 5:30 PM        Global Commons 360º

      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
      Friday, October 23, 2015
      3:00-5:00 PM
      Global Commons 301
       
      SOUTH AFRICA, Cape Town: Arts & Sciences (CIEE)

      Thursday, November 5, 2015
      4:15-6:15 PM
      GBLX 300

      SOUTH AFRICA, Cape Town: Service - Learning  (CIEE) Thursday, November 5, 2015
      4:15-6:15 PM
      GBLX 300
      SOUTH AFRICA, Stellenbosch: Sustainability & Community (CIEE) Thursday, November 5, 2015
      4:15-6:15 PM
      GBLX 300
      SPAIN, Alicante: All Programs  (CIEE)

      Tuesday September 29, 2015
      4:15 - 6:15 PM
      Global Commons 301

      Visa Processing Sessions
      Monday October 19, 2015
      All day - scheduled individually
      Global Commons 315

      SPAIN, Barcelona: All Programs (CIEE)

      Tuesday September 29, 2015
      4:15 - 6:15 PM
      Global Commons 301

      Visa Processing Sessions
      Monday October 19, 2015
      All day - scheduled individually
      Global Commons 315

      SPAIN, Seville: All Programs (CIEE)

      Tuesday September 29, 2015
      4:15 - 6:15 PM
      Global Commons 301

      Visa Processing Sessions
      Monday October 19, 2015
      All day - scheduled individually
      Global Commons 315

      SPAIN, Toledo: Fundación José Ortega (Arcadia)

      Tuesday September 29, 2015
      4:15 - 6:15 PM
      Global Commons 301

      Visa Processing Sessions
      Monday October 19, 2015
      All day - scheduled individually
      Global Commons 315

      SWEDEN, Stockholm: Study Abroad in Scandinavia (DIS)

      TO BE ANNOUNCED

      Tanzania: Iringa (CIEE)

      TO BE ANNOUNCED

      TURKEY, Istanbul: Arts & Sciences (CIEE) TO BE ANNOUNCED
      Note: Dates and locations are subject to change. Updated 02/02/2016

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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 Wednesday, November 18, 5:30-6:30, McEwen 011 (Film Theater) 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 Wednesday, October 28, 6-7 PM, McEwen 011 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 Monday, November 30, 5:30-6:30 PM, Global Commons 103 (Media Room) 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 Thursday, October 29
      4:15-5:15 PM,
      Location 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 Wednesday, November 11
      5:00-6:30 PM,
      Location 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 Tuesday, November 10, 4:15-5:15 PM, Alamance 202 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.
      Intersecting Identities (CANCELLED)TBATBA

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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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