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Student Pre-departure Orientation Information

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Before going abroad, students receive comprehensive pre-departure orientation, including the following:

1.    Through the ASU Study Abroad Office website, students are required to complete a mandatory online pre-departure orientation that covers finances, academics, cultural adaptation, health and safety abroad.

2.    Through the ASU Study Abroad Office, students are required to attend a mandatory in-person pre-departure orientation meeting, where an International Coordinator or Faculty Program Director covers:

  • Immigration
  • Payment matters
  • Financial aid and Scholarships
  • Registration/Academic matters 
  • Travel, packing and logistics 
  • Communication
  • Health and safety 
  • Culture stress and intercultural development
  • Re-entry
  • Q & A session
  • Guest speakers, when available, such as returned ASU students or current ASU exchange students from the foreign destination or host institution.

3.    ASU students preparing for study abroad also receive a comprehensive Study Abroad program Handbook, including information on passport and visa requirements, safety and security, academic success abroad and other topics.