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Study Abroad Pre-departure Orientation Preparing yourself for a great study abroad experience. Preface. Congratulations on your decision to study abroad! The purpose of the Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation is to help you prepare for your study abroad experience.
Congratulations on your decision to study abroad!
The purpose of the Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation is to help you prepare for your study abroad experience.
The opportunity to travel, study or work abroad in any of the foreign country is undoubtedly one of the greatest privileges in any student’s life. The pre-departure information provided here will assist students in making all the necessary preparations for staying healthy and safe abroad.
Although this orientation covers a lot of important information, study abroad students are encouraged to assume the responsibility of ensuring that they have prepared themselves for a successful study abroad experience by researching additional information about their program and destination. Some useful sources of information are books that are related to the country and culture of destination, previous participants, international students from such destination, articles about culture shock, living with a host family, etc.
Texas State Credits
If you are participating in a faculty-led program you will receive Texas State credits. If you decide to take a different course from the one approved you will need to:
If you are participating in a Texas State exchange program, affiliated program or non-affiliated program you will receive transfer credits. If you decide to take a different course from the ones already approved, you will need the following:
Remember that if you received an IEFS award or financial aid,
you must maintain a full-time status to qualify for your funding.
Figure out best form of banking abroad for you. Is it recommended to open a bank account while abroad?
Packing for a great study abroad experience can be stressful. Here are some tips:
If you are going to a place where the temperature will vary, pack clothes that you can layer.
1st place: $100
2nd place: $75
3rd place: $50
All you need to do is submit five of your best photos and a small description of each. The winning photos will be exhibited at Texas State, as well as in the Texas State Study Abroad Office website.