Pre-Departure Meetings

All outbound study abroad participants are required to attend a multi-part orientation program that includes a country- or program-specific Pre-departure Meeting. Your study abroad advisor should have given you the date, time, and place for this meeting.

You can also consult the Calendar for a list of pre-departure meetings scheduled for this semester.

 

03/02/2018 at 3:00 PM to 03/02/2018 at 4:30 PM
Intercultural Effectiveness Session

This is a mandatory meeting for all students who will study abroad in the Fall 2018 semester, AY 2018-2019 and Summer 2018.

Cultural awareness is a necessary tool to live and work competently in today’s interconnected world. This 1 1/2-hour Study Abroad Intercultural Effectiveness Workshop’s objectives are to increase students’ understanding and awareness of cultural differences, and to provide a set of essential skills that will enhance global competencies and effectiveness. We aim to accomplish these via discussions, group activities, and thought experiments.


Location: KRAN G009
Contact: April Robillos
Phone: (765) 494-2383
Email: robillos@purdue.edu
03/07/2018 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Flying 101: Airports, Flights & Security

Flying for the first time? Flying by yourself for the first time? Flying internationally for the first time? Nervous about flying in general? Attend this session to be better prepared to ace your flight experience on the way to your study abroad adventure! Even if you’ve already booked your flight, we’ll also cover everything that comes after buying that ticket.

Topics to be covered:

-What to look for when booking flights
-Layovers
-Luggage regulations & packing tips
-Navigating the airport
-What to do about missed flights or flight cancellations
-How to get through security smoothly
-How to make long flights more comfortable
-Going through customs & immigration

There will also be time to ask any other questions you have about flying or related topics.


Location: KRAN G016
Contact: Chelsey Mullins
Phone: (765) 494-2383
Email: mullins4@purdue.edu
03/19/2018 at 4:30 PM to 03/19/2018 at 6:00 PM
Intercultural Effectiveness Session

This is a mandatory meeting for all students who will study abroad in the Fall 2018 semester, AY 2018-2019 and Summer 2018.

Cultural awareness is a necessary tool to live and work competently in today’s interconnected world. This 1 1/2-hour Study Abroad Intercultural Effectiveness Workshop’s objectives are to increase students’ understanding and awareness of cultural differences, and to provide a set of essential skills that will enhance global competencies and effectiveness. We aim to accomplish these via discussions, group activities, and thought experiments.


Location: KRAN G013
Contact: April Robillos
Phone: (765) 494-2383
Email: robillos@purdue.edu
03/23/2018 at 3:00 PM to 03/23/2018 at 4:30 PM
Intercultural Effectiveness Session

This is a mandatory meeting for all students who will study abroad in the Fall 2018 semester, AY 2018-2019 and Summer 2018.

Cultural awareness is a necessary tool to live and work competently in today’s interconnected world. This 1 1/2-hour Study Abroad Intercultural Effectiveness Workshop’s objectives are to increase students’ understanding and awareness of cultural differences, and to provide a set of essential skills that will enhance global competencies and effectiveness. We aim to accomplish these via discussions, group activities, and thought experiments.


Location: KRAN G009
Contact: April Robillos
Phone: (765) 494-2383
Email: robillos@purdue.edu
04/03/2018 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Intercultural Effectiveness Session

This is a mandatory meeting for all students who will study abroad in the Fall 2018 semester, AY 2018-2019 and Summer 2018. Cultural awareness is a necessary tool to live and work competently in today’s interconnected world. This one & a half hour Study Abroad Intercultural Effectiveness Workshop’s objectives are to increase students’ understanding and awareness of cultural differences, and to provide a set of essential skills that will enhance global competencies and effectiveness. We aim to accomplish these via discussions, group activities, and thought experiments.
Location: KRAN G009
Contact: Chelsey Mullins
Phone: (765) 494-2383
Email: mullins4@purdue.edu
04/03/2018 at 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Foreign Travel 101: Spending Time, Money & Energy with a Purpose

A tips session for those wanting to save time, money & energy; to think differently about tourism, and to determine the purpose behind their travels. Topics include: Youth Hostels, Budget Airlines, Rail Passes, Packing, Tourist vs Traveler, Public Transit, Solo Traveling, and more.
Location: KRAN G-16
Contact: Michael Bittinger
Email: mbittinger@purdue.edu
04/05/2018 at 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Intercultural Effectiveness Session

This is a mandatory meeting for all students who will study abroad in the Fall 2018 semester, AY 2018-2019 and Summer 2018. Cultural awareness is a necessary tool to live and work competently in today’s interconnected world. This one & a half hour Study Abroad Intercultural Effectiveness Workshop’s objectives are to increase students’ understanding and awareness of cultural differences, and to provide a set of essential skills that will enhance global competencies and effectiveness. We aim to accomplish these via discussions, group activities, and thought experiments.
Location: BRNG 2291
Contact: Chelsey Mullins
Phone: (765) 494-2383
Email: mullins4@purdue.edu
04/09/2018 at 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Intercultural Effectiveness Session

This is a mandatory meeting for all students who will study abroad in the Fall 2018 semester, AY 2018-2019 and Summer 2018. Cultural awareness is a necessary tool to live and work competently in today’s interconnected world. This one & a half hour Study Abroad Intercultural Effectiveness Workshop’s objectives are to increase students’ understanding and awareness of cultural differences, and to provide a set of essential skills that will enhance global competencies and effectiveness. We aim to accomplish these via discussions, group activities, and thought experiments.
Location: RAWL 2079
Contact: Chelsey Mullins
Phone: (765) 494-2383
Email: mullins4@purdue.edu
04/10/2018 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
London Internship Orientation

This mandatory orientation session is REQUIRED for all students accepted to the Purdue London Internship Program for summer 2018.

Location: RAWL 1062
Contact: Chelsey Mullins
Phone: (765) 494-2383
Email: mullins4@purdue.edu
04/11/2018 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sydney Internship & Summer in Sydney Orientation

This orientation is REQUIRED for students doing the following programs for summer 2018:

-Purdue Sydney Internship Program

-Purdue Summer Program in Sydney

If you are attending a different summer program in Australia or a full semester program, please attend the Australia pre-departure session instead.  If you are not sure which to attend, please consult your study abroad advisor. 


Location: RAWL 1062
Contact: Chelsey Mullins
Phone: (765) 494-2383
Email: mullins4@purdue.edu
04/19/2018 at 5:30 PM to 04/19/2018 at 6:30 PM
Managing Your Money Wisely

There is no denying that studying abroad will require spending your hard earned cash.  But a financially savvy student can study abroad without blowing his or her budget.

This workshop will show you what you need to do BEFORE you leave for your destination and DURING your time abroad to make sure you don't have to spend more than you need to.


Location: RAWL 1071
Contact: April Robillos
Phone: (765) 494-2383
Email: robillos@purdue.edu
04/27/2018 at 1:30 PM to 04/27/2018 at 3:00 PM
Intercultural Effectiveness Session

This is a mandatory meeting for all students who will study abroad in the Fall 2018 semester, AY 2018-2019 and Summer 2018.

Cultural awareness is a necessary tool to live and work competently in today’s interconnected world. This 1 1/2-hour Study Abroad Intercultural Effectiveness Workshop’s objectives are to increase students’ understanding and awareness of cultural differences, and to provide a set of essential skills that will enhance global competencies and effectiveness. We aim to accomplish these via discussions, group activities, and thought experiments.


Location: KRAN G009
Contact: April Robillos
Phone: (765) 494-2383
Email: robillos@purdue.edu
04/27/2018 at 3:30 PM to 04/27/2018 at 4:30 PM
Managing Your Money Wisely

There is no denying that studying abroad will require spending your hard earned cash.  But a financially savvy student can study abroad without blowing his or her budget.

This workshop will show you what you need to do BEFORE you leave for your destination and DURING your time abroad to make sure you don't have to spend more than you need to.


Location: KRAN G013
Contact: April Robillos
Phone: (765) 494-2383
Email: robillos@purdue.edu