Pre-Departure Resources

In preparation for your time abroad, please pay close attention to the following items:

Required Forms

In addition to the materials you submitted when you applied to your chosen program, upon your acceptance into your program, the Center for Global Education will reach out to you via email and request that you fill out some essential paperwork, which will vary depending on the program through which you will be studying.

For semester programs, students will be asked to fill out and sign the following four forms:

For all MU Faculty-Led Programs, students will be asked to fill out and sign the following two forms. In addition they will be contacted by the program coordinator and asked to fill out an online health assessment survey prior to departure.

Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientations

Attendance for the full duration of each scheduled pre-departure orientation for your particular program is absolutely mandatory. It is up to the individual student to mark the designated orientation dates on their calendar as soon as they are accepted into their program and move around any conflicts they might have well in advance of the session. If, for some reason, you are unable to attend an orientation session, you must let the Center for Global Education know as soon as possible and will be asked to complete an assignment to make up the content that you missed. Failure to complete the make-up assignment in a timely fashion will prevent you from moving forward with your study abroad experience.

 Spring 2018 SEMESTER Study Abroad Students:

  • Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 from 12:30pm - 2:30pm in Rowley G207
  • Wednesday, November 18th, 2017 from 12:30pm - 2:30pm in Rowley G207
  • Wednesday, December 6th from 12:30pm - 2:30pm in Rowley G207

Pre-Departure Handbook

Students will be provided with a pre-departure handbook for their particular program type once their applications have been accepted.  While the content of these handbooks will be reviewed during the corresponding pre-departure orientations, students are expected to carefully review the content of their assigned handbook in the months leading up to their departure.

Center for Global Education

Rowley Hall, 1st floor
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

Phone: (703) 284-1677

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Us