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Orientation Meetings

There are required pre-departure meetings that you must attend the semester before your study abroad experience. Each meeting is designed to address the different aspects of study abroad - academics, policies and procedures, health and safety, site-specific questions, cultural awareness, and more.                            

1. General Study Abroad Introductory meeting

This is your introduction to the study abroad process. It is recommended you also bring a pen, paper, and laptop or tablet because we may ask you to look over courses at your host institution, do research on costs at your location, and become familiar with your host's website. We will talk about expectations that Juniata College and the CIE has of you during the pre-departure and study abroad process.We will also share the resources and support that you can expect from us as well as your host institution. Last, we will review questions that you may have about your site application that you received during the summer (fall and year study abroad students) or during the fall semester (spring students). We might also do a few exercises to get you thinking in an international setting.

2. Site Specific Information

You will be meeting in groups based on your study abroad location. Faculty and staff involved with the program, returning study abroad students, and if available, international students from that partner university will be present. This is the meeting where you will learn the program and location specific policies and procedures: courses, grade and credit transfer, cost and billing information, visa and arrival information, and accommodation (housing and room & board). Students often find this to be the most useful and informative meeting. Meeting times will be determined by participants' schedules.

3. Campus Resources

Offices that have an impact on your study abroad experience gather to explain their role in Study Abroad – Registrar, Office of Financial Planning, Bursar's, Counseling Services, Career Services, Language in Motion, and Residential Life.  

Counseling Services Information

4. Health and Safety info is on a separate page