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Preparing to Depart

Congratulations on your acceptance into your study abroad program! There are a number of tasks you'll need to complete before you leave the United States. Make sure you read the pre-departure checklist carefully to ensure a smooth departure.

Consider bookmarking this page on your laptop, smartphone or tablet, or if you are not taking any of those items abroad with you, copy down the URL and keep it handy. You will then have quick access to guidelines on what to do in an emergency, as well as who you can contact for help. You'll also find a full copy of the study abroad handbook for your reference and convenience. 

Study Abroad Information Sessions


Health and Safety


Parents and Guardians