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Student Pre-departure Orientation Information

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Before going abroad, students receive comprehensive pre-departure orientation, including the following:

1.    Through the ASU Global Education Office website, students are required to complete a mandatory online pre-departure orientation that covers finances, making payments, academics, cultural adaptation, health and safety abroad.

2.    Through the ASU Global Education Office, Faculty Directed and Global Intensive Experience program participants are required to attend a mandatory in-person pre-departure orientation meeting, with their Faculty Program Director. Partnership and Exchange program participants are invited to attend an in-person session to meet with other ASU students studying abroad in the same location, program alumni, and/or international students from their host country.

3.    ASU students preparing for a Global Education program also receive a comprehensive Global Education program Handbook, including information on passports and visas, safety and security, academic success abroad and other topics.