A successful semester and summer abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations 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. In contrast to program specific orientation, preparatory forum are thematic and are designed to enhance a student’s preparation for global engagement. Students can attend as many as they might find helpful. These are not mandatory. Attendance is taken only to track interest so we can decide how many sessions to offer and what sized space to hold these in the future.

Study Abroad Orientation Fall & Summer

Times, dates, and locations subject to change. Updated 5/2/2019.

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

Fall Affiliate and Exchange Program Participants

Must attend one of the following REQUIRED orientation sessions:
Date Time Location
Friday, February 15 2019 3-5 p.m. Sankey 308
Wednesday, February 20 2019 3:30-5:30 p.m. Global Commons 103
Friday, February 22 2019 3-5 p.m. Sankey 308
Tuesday, February 26 2019 4:15-6:15 p.m. Global Commons 103
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7-9 a.m. KOBC 101 (LaRose Theater)
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 7-9 a.m. Global Commons 103

Elon Center participants (Elon Centers in London, Florence, and Shanghai) do not need to attend a general study abroad orientation session. Continue to part 2 for your program-specific orientation session(s).

Summer Affiliate Program Participants

Must attend the following REQUIRED orientation session:
Date Time Location
Thursday, March 7, 2019 4:15-5:15 p.m. Sankey 308

Summer participants who cannot attend this session, can attend one of the Fall options listed above, as a back-up alternative.

Part 2: Attend your program-specific orientation

 

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

(Latin America Orientation)

TBD
ARGENTINA, Córdoba: Integrated Studies (CC-CS)

ARGENTINA, Córdoba: Spanish Studies (CC-CS)

TBD
AUSTRALIA, Perth: Curtin University TBD
AUSTRALIA, Sunshine Coast: University of Sunshine Coast TBD
AUSTRALIA, University of Sydney TBD
CHILE, Santiago: Liberal Arts (CIEE) TBD
CHINA, Beijing: The Beijing Center (TBC) Tuesday, April 2, 2019
4:15-5:15 PM
Global Commons 308
CHINA, Shanghai: Chinese Studies & Internship in Shanghai (CET) – FALL TBD
CHINA, Shanghai: Chinese Studies & Internship in Shanghai (CET) – SUMMER Tuesday, April 11, 2019
4:15-5:15 PM
Global Commons 308
CHINA, Shanghai: Love School of Business Center Abroad (CIEE) SiteSpecific
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
4:15 PM
Global Commons 301

Group Dinner

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
5:30 PM
Location TBA

Student Panel
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
4:15 PM
Global Commons 203

Visa Process
Online Webinar

Chinese Lesson
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
4:15 PM
Global Commons 203

COSTA RICA, San José: Spanish, Social Justice, & Sustainable Development in Latin America (ICDS) TBD
CZECH REPUBLIC, Prague (CET) – CET Prague Thursday, March 7, 2019
4:15 PM
Global Commons 202
CZECH REPUBLIC, Prague (CET) – Film Production Thursday, March 7, 2019
1:00 PM
Global Education Ctr.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Santiago: All Programs (CIEE) TBD
DENMARK, Copenhagen: Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Summer & Fall Wednesday, April 10, 2019
4:00-5:15 PM
5:30-6:45 PM
Global Commons 301
ECUADOR, Quito: Universidad San Francisco de Quito TBD
FRANCE, Montpellier: UNC in Montpellier April 23, 2019
4:15 – 5:30 PM
Global Commons 200
FRANCE, Paris: NC Consortium Paris April 23, 2019
4:15 – 5:30 PM
Global Commons 200
GERMANY, Berlin: Open Campus (CIEE) TBD
GERMANY: Heidelberg: University of Heidelberg, Summer & Fall TBD
GERMANY: ESB Ruetlingen, Dual Degree; two years TBD
IRELAND, Dublin: Dublin Business School (FIE)

IRELAND, Dublin: Trinity College Dublin (FIE)

IRELAND, Dublin: University College Dublin (FIE)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
4:15 PM
Location TBD
ITALY, Florence: Elon Center Abroad SiteSpecific
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
4:15 PM
Belk Pavilion 208

Visa Process
Thursday, April 4, 2019
4:15 PM
Global Commons 103

Student Panel
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
4:15 PM
Global Commons 103

Group Dinner
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
6 PM
Sankey 308

ITALY, Sorrento: Sant’Anna Institute, all programs TBD
JORDAN, Amman (CIEE), Summer & Fall Monday, April 29, 2019
4-5 PM
Global Commons 360
JAPAN, Osaka: Kansai Gaidai University Tuesday, April 9, 2019
4:15-5:15 PM
Global Commons 201
NEW ZEALAND, Dunedin: University of Otago (Arcadia)

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

TBD
SCHOOL FOR FIELD STUDIES (SFS) – All Programs, Summer & Fall

    SFS Australia Programs
    April 17, 2019
    8 – 9 AM
    Global Commons 301

    SFS Peru and Tanzania
    April 17, 2019
    9 – 10 AM
    Global Commons 301

    SFS Bhutan and Cambodia
    April 17, 2019
    2 – 3 p.m.
    Global Commons 204

    SEMESTER AT SEA, Multiple Countries TBD
    SENEGAL, Dakar: Development Studies (CIEE), Summer & Fall TBD
    SINGAPORE, Singapore: Nanyang Technological University TBD
    SIT – All Programs TBD
    SOUTH AFRICA, Cape Town programs (CIEE) Arts and Sciences + Open Campus, three blocks:
    Tuesday, April 30
    5:30 – 6:30 PM
    Global Commons 360

    Open Campus, one or two blocks:
    Thursday, May 9
    4 – 5 PM
    Global Commons 360

    SPAIN, Alicante: Language in Context (CIEE)

    SPAIN, Alicante: Language & Culture (CIEE)

    SPAIN, Alicante: Liberal Arts (CIEE)

    Monday, March 18
    12 PM
    Location TBA
    SPAIN, Barcelona: Business & Culture (CIEE)

    SPAIN, Barcelona: Economics & Culture (CIEE)

    SPAIN, Barcelona: Language & Culture (CIEE)

    SPAIN, Barcelona: Liberal Arts (CIEE)

    Choose one:

    Tuesday, March 12
    4:15 – 5:30 PM
    Global D 110

    Tuesday, March 19
    4:15 – 5:30 PM
    Global D 110

    Wednesday, March 20
    3:30 – 4:45 PM
    Global B 108

    Please register here for your preferred time; seats are limited.

    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)

    Friday, March 15
    3 – 4:15 PM
    Colonnades C 100
    SPAIN, Toledo: Fundacion Ortega Marañon (Arcadia) TBD
    SWEDEN, Stockholm: Study Abroad in Scandinavia (DIS) TBD
    TANZANIA, Iringa: Community Development, Language & Culture (CIEE) Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    4:15 – 5:15 PM
    Global Commons 360
    UNITED KINGDOM, Bath: Advanced Studies in England (ASE) TBD
    UNITED KINGDOM, Brighton: University of Sussex – SUMMER Thursday, March 7, 2019
    4:15 PM
    Location TBD
    UNITED KINGDOM, Brighton: University of Sussex –  FALL Friday, March 8, 2019
    3 PM
    Location TBD
    UNITED KINGDOM, Glasgow: University of Glasgow (Arcadia) Thursday, April 11, 2019
    5:15 PM
    Location TBD
    UNITED KINGDOM, London: Elon Center Abroad (FIE), Fall SiteSpecific
    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    4:15 PM
    Global Commons 103

    Internship Workshops
    Sankey 308
    (choose one date)

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    3 PM

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    4 PM

    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    3:30 PM

    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    4:30 PM

    Group Dinner
    Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard
    Directed by Dr. Fred Rubeck
    Sunday, April 14, 2019
    2 PM McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts
    Food and conversation to follow
    More info

    Student Panel
    Thursday, April 25, 2019
    4:15 PM
    Global Commons 103

    Visa Process
    Online Webinar
    June 2019

    UNITED KINGDOM, London: Internship (FIE), Summer Tuesday, March 5, 2019
    4:15 PM
    Location TBD
    UNITED KINGDOM, London: London School of Economics (LSE) Friday, April 5, 2019
    3:30-4:30 PM
    Global Commons 201
    UNITED KINGDOM, London: Theatre Academy London (TAL) Thursday, April 4, 2019
    4:15-5:15 PM
    Global Commons 201
    UNITED KINGDOM, St. Andrews: University of St. Andrews Friday, April 12, 2019
    3 PM
    Location TBD

     

    Part 3: Attend one preparatory forum

    Title Date & Location Description
    World’s Declassified Study Abroad Survival Guide Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    5:30-7:30 PM
    Moseley 215
    This workshop is a student-led initiative geared towards students of color, students who identify as LGBTQIA+, and first generation college students. This workshop was spearheaded by students who attended the 2018 Global Student Leadership Conference (sponsored by Diversity Abroad) and one of our Fall 2018 Gilman Scholars: Marta Djalleta, Jasmine Hodges, Jazmine Langley, Jordyn McAtee (Gilman Scholar), and Erika Swinney.

     

    Citizen Diplomacy Wednesday, May 1, 2019
    4-5 PM
    Global Commons 301
    Citizen diplomacy is an idea where students, scholars, artists, and professionals can engage with others while abroad to promote mutual understanding and help advance U.S. foreign relations one conversation at a time. Learn some new skills to help you be an effective cultural ambassador during your time overseas.
    Planning for Post-Grad: International Scholarships and Fellowships Thursday, May 2, 2019
    4-5 PM
    Honors Pavilion (AVHP) 101
    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.
    Travel Like an Anthropologist – Travel Like You Mean It Monday, May 6, 2019
    3-4 PM
    Global Commons 301
    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.
    Women Abroad: Strategies for Health and Safety Monday, May 6, 2019
    5:30-6:30 PM
    Moseley 215
    Join us for an informative session facilitated by the Gender & LGBTQIA Center on health and wellness issues unique to female-identified students abroad.
    Think Forward: Applying Study Abroad to Your Professional Development Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    5:30 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.
    Strategies for Success: Returned Student Panel Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    6:30-7:30 PM
    Global Commons 301
    Engage returned students about their experiences and receive tips for making your program the best it can be.
    Sustainable Travel Wednesday, May 8, 2019
    4-5 PM
    Global Commons 301
    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.