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Next Steps

Once you receive notification that you've been accepted to study abroad, you should start preparing for your program abroad.  To help you prepare for this experience we have compiled some information covering steps that you should take before starting your program, as well as some things to think about while abroad.

Keep up-to-date: Read over your acceptance materials and check your email often for additional materials.

Talk to your family: Be sure that they know about your study abroad plans and the important details of your program. 

Understand your obligations: Look over our Finances page for more information about funding and make sure you understand the Withdrawal Policy.

Attend pre-departure orientations: You are required to attend a pre-departure orientation meeting. More information about specific dates will be emailed to you after you've been accepted to a program. 

Review the Health and Safety information and the Preparing to Depart resources. 

Conduct independent research: You should read all that you can about your destination.  You can read guidebooks, non-fiction, newspapers, explore internet sites, and you can even schedule a meeting to talk to a Study Abroad Ambassador.  Also take some time to read about Culture Shock .

Register for Absentee Voting.