Until further notice, the Pre-Departure Orientation is being held online, via a course in Canvas. Students will be sent course enrollment information via their @pugetsound email address in the term prior to their study abroad.

Each semester the Office of International Programs requires a pre-departure orientation for students who will be studying abroad in the forthcoming semester. The session covers valuable information on various topics, including:

  • credit processing
  • pre-registration procedures
  • health and safety while abroad
  • cultural adjustment both while abroad and after returning to the U.S.