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Pre-Departure Orientation

Each participant is required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation organized by USU Study Abroad in a semester prior to the study abroad term. Participants will be notified of the dates for these group activities. It is likely that most faculty-led programs will organize additional group meetings in preparation for the study abroad program. There is also material that students will need to complete online on Canvas.

These are also excellent resources to consult before your study abroad:

U.S. Department of State Country Information -- for in-depth information on your destination
U.S. Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) -- to sign up for the latest safety and security information for your destination
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- destination-specific information on how to stay healthy and safe during your time abroad