Toward the end of each semester, the Office of Study Abroad & Global Learning holds general pre-departure orientation meetings for WKU students who are preparing to leave for their upcoming international experiences. First-time study abroad students are required to attend one of these in-person orientation sessions. All study abroad students, including those who have previously studied abroad, should complete all online pre-departure application materials and pre-departure quizzes, and attend all program-specific orientation meetings prior to departure.
The SAGL general pre-departure orientation supplements online pre-departure materials, covering some of the following topics: important health & safety information, credit transfer, cultural preparation, how to maximize your education abroad experience, opportunities after study abroad, and more. The orientation is designed to reinforce the information that you receive through the online application and give you the opportunity to connect with other outgoing study abroad students as well as study abroad veterans and get your questions answered as you prepare for departure.
Upcoming Orientation Dates
If you will be studying abroad for the first time during the summer or fall of 2016*, you should attend one of the following orientation sessions, which all take place in the Honors College/International Center in the the multi-purpose room, room 1011:
- Tuesday, April 12th, 2016, 4:00-5:30 PM
- Wednesday, April 13th, 2016, 4:30-6:00 PM
- Thursday, April 14th, 2016, 3:00-4:30 PM
*Student teachers will have a separate pre-departure orientation in fall 2016, prior to departure, and do not need to attend one of the above sessions.
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