UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Hooray, you're headed abroad! It's never too early to begin preparing for your experience. The Office of International Education offers a comprehensive pre-departure orientation for students accepted into education abroad programs whether a program is for credit or not. The orientation provides helpful information designed to guide program participants through the entire education abroad experience. In collaboration with other offices on campus, the orientation covers important aspects of education abroad, including remaining healthy and safe while away, obtaining academic credit, and registering for UWRF housing and classes in preparation to return to campus. Orientation will also provide information on passports and visa, and other practical information.
Some of our programs also have smaller, program-specific orientation sessions designed to acquaint participants with the particulars of their chosen program/country/region. Many of our programs also incorporate on-site orientation sessions to familiarize students with their new surroundings and culture after they arrive in their host location.
Additional resources to assist in your planning are also below.