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Orientation

Every study abroad acceptee must participate in the mandatory Study Abroad pre-departure orientation process. Failure to participate may jeopardize your ability to participate in the study abroad program.

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC MEETINGS
The term before your program starts, you will be contacted by your program leader about 2-3 required pre-departure meetings and assignments to ensure you understand your program, the courses, housing, costs and other related details.  These meetings are a combination of in-person and web-based meeting formats.  
If you are accepted early into your program, the formal pre-departure kick-off will not start until the term prior to your departure. 

STUDY ABROAD ORIENTATION RETREATWalking a flag-lined street on a weekend trip in Geneva, Switzerland.

The mandatory in-person Study Abroad pre-departure retreat is not a program-specific orientation. It is a general orientation designed to cover topics that are relevant to all study abroad programs. The Orientation - Student Retreat Guide is  great resource provided at the retreat.  We will discuss:
  • Crossing cultures
  • Participation agreement
  • Student conduct expectations
  • Safety and security abroad
  • Health (physical and mental) while abroad
  • Goal setting
  • International travel checklist items
  • Money
  • Communication
  • Packing
If you have already participated in the retreat within the current or past academic year, please contact Providence Study Abroad at 401-598-1406 and you will not be required to attend again.

SCHEDULED ORIENTATION RETREAT DATES
Save the date! Separate retreats are scheduled at each of the four Johnson & Wales campuses - Providence, Denver, North Miami and Charlotte.

Non-JWU participants are not required to travel significant distances or miss classes to attend an in-person orientation. Please contact our office at 401-598-1406 to discuss alternative orientation options.



JWU Spring Quarter 2017
Campus Study Abroad Programs Date Time Location
All Fall Quarter 2017 07/14/2017 11:00am--1:00pm WebEx


JWU Fall Quarter 2017
Campus Study Abroad Programs Date Time Location
Providence Winter Quarter and Spring Semester 2017 10/13/2017 9:00am-12pm Culinary Museum-Harborside
Charlotte Winter Quarter and Spring Semester 2017 10/27/2017 9:00am-12pm SAFS Conference Room
Denver Winter Quarter and Spring Semester 2017 10/27/2017 9:00am-12pm EE&CS Conference Room
North Miami Winter Quarter and Spring Semester 2017 10/27/2017 9:00am-12pm TBD


JWU Winter Quarter 2018
Campus Study Abroad Programs Date Time Location
Providence Spring Quarter 2018 01/26/2018 9:00am-12pm Culinary Museum-Harborside
Charlotte Spring Quarter 2018 01/26/2018 9:00am-12pm SAFS Conference Room
Denver Spring Quarter 2018 01/26/2018 9:00am-12pm EE&CS Conference Room
North Miami Spring Quarter 2018 01/26/2018 9:00am-12pm TBD


JWU Spring Quarter 2018
Campus Study Abroad Programs Date Time Location
Providence Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter and Fall Semester 2018 03/30/2018 9:00am-12pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm Culinary Museum-Harborside
Charlotte Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter and Fall Semester 2018 03/30/2018 9:00am-12pm University Events Center (UEC)
Denver Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter and Fall Semester 2018 03/30/2018 9:00am-12pm EE&CS Conference Room
North Miami Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter and Fall Semester 2018 03/30/2018 9:00am-12pm TBD


Please note that retreat dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Participants will receive communication from our office prior to the date of the retreat confirming details.