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First Steps
Orientation Sessions
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Orientation Sessions
Choosing a Program
Review/Approval
Deadlines
Costs/Fees
Orientation
Sessions

General Information Session

The Office of International Education coordinates the following throughout the academic year:

Pre-Departure Orientation Sessions


Choosing a
Program
Your Personal, Academic, and Professional Goals

Academic Fit

1. What is your major or area of interest?
2. Do you have another interest or a complementary subject area that you want to focus on?
3. Do you learn better in the classroom or in the field?
4. Do you like independent or guided learning?
5. Do you want to study one topic intensively or take a variety of courses?

Location

Some things to consider might be:

1. Are you interested in a region of the world or a specific country?
2. Is there something happening in the world today that you want to learn more about?
3. Do you want to explore family roots?
4. Is there a political system that intrigues you?
5. Are there historical or current factors in places around the world that may impact your experience there?

Financial considerations


Review/Approval

Deadlines
For example:


Costs/Fees
Budgeting considerations when planning to study abroad:

Ways to help you pay for study abroad:

Other Resources

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