workshops are led by International Ambassadors, faculty, and staff to help prepare students for the various realities in the study abroad experience. Read the brief descriptions below and find the one that most appeals to you from among the options.
Tue., April 12, 2011 / 5:30 - 6:30 PM / Benson, Conference Room 21
Former study abroad students will share tips on coping with homesickness, packing right, staying active and engaging in activities that keep you happy, eating and health advice, getting prescriptions before you go abroad (it’s difficult seeing doctors/getting meds in foreign country) and discussing culture shock, tips on making the most out of your location/experience, and staying true to yourself/taking care of your mind, body, and spirit. >>Register Now!
Being a Woman Abroad
Tue., April 12, 2011 / 6:30 - 7:30 pm / Benson, Conference Room 21
This is a session designed to inform and educate women about their role and their safety abroad. We will address different ways for women to maintain their safety and also to understand the importance of acting appropriately while abroad—there are so many different customs and norms for women in other countries, and it is important for female students to understand and feel comfortable with these prior to their departure. This discussion-based panel will be led by SCU international ambassadors and other female volunteers. >> Register Now!
Doing an Internship Abroad
TBD (Register Here)
International Ambassadors who did an Internship while they were abroad will give advice on making the most of your internship, how to communicate effectively in a foreign country, tips on asking for a review at the end of internship, and highlight how their internship abroad helped them get a subsequent job/internship.
Make-Up Orientation Session: For Excused Students Only
Students who requested and have been granted permission to miss the required pre-departure orientation are required to attend one of the scheduled make-up sessions. If you have a legitimate reason to be excused from the pre-departure orientation, please send an email to Vid Raatior (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the reason. If you are involved in an official University activity (e.g. Preview Weekend, Retreat, Sports, Fieldtrip, etc), please ask the faculty/staff leader to email Vid with the official roster of study abroad students involved in the activity. We recommend you have a friend take notes at the group meetings or contact an International Ambassador. >>Register Now!
Be sure to register for one of three Make-Up Sessions: