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Pre-Departure Meetings


January Term

All short-term off-campus programs require at least one pre-departure orientation. Attendance is required.

January Term 2017 Orientation  - ALL programs
Friday, November 4, 2016; OEC Auditorium
3:15 - 4:00 PM Required for all UST-sponsored, UMAIE and Co-sponsored undergraduate students
4:00 - 5:30 PM Breakout sessions with Program Directors for all UST-sponsored courses.

UMAIE-Sponsored January Term Orientation
UMAIE courses will have an online orientation in addition to the session noted above. Program-specific dates and times will be emailed to students the first week of fall semester, or as students are accepted into programs.

Co-Sponsored January Term Pre-Departure Meeting
Thursday, November 3, 2016 12:00 PM; Murray-Herrick 205
In addition to the J-Term Orientation, all co-sponsored January Term students are required to attend a pre-departure meeting. This meeting will include information on course approvals, transfer credits, registration, financial aid and other policies. Your specific program may also require an orientation. Students will be notified of those orientation schedules, dates and locations in their acceptance letter.

Co-Sponsored Semester Programs

Spring Term 2017 Orientation
Saturday, November 12, 2016; 8:45 AM - 1:00 PM; OEC Auditorium

Spring Term 2017 Pre-Departure Meetings (attend one)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM; Murray-Herrick 206
Thursday, October 20, 2016 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM; Murray-Herrick 206

Fall Term 2017 Orientation
Saturday, April 8, 2017 8:45 AM - 1:00 PM; OEC Auditorium

Fall Term 2017 Pre-Departure Meetings (attend one)

Saturday Orientations
Parents are invited to attend. Half day orientation covers health and safety, financial aid, policies and procedures, as well as a wide variety of breakout session topics related to culture, academic systems, preparing to return, and many others.

Pre-Departure Meetings
Attendance is required at ONE Pre-Departure Meeting for all students on a co-sponsored program. London Business Semester, Rome CORE Semester and Catholic Studies Semester students are exempt from this requirement.

What's covered:
Pre-approval for courses abroad
Registration as UST student while abroad
Program payment/financial aid
Credit from abroad/transcripts
Course registration for return semester
UST Housing for return semester

Note: London Business Semester, Rome CORE Semester and Catholic Studies Semester students must attend orientation and additional group sessions specific to their particular program.

London Business Semester, Rome CORE Semester and Catholic Studies Semester

Pre-departure meetings will be announced in students' approval letters.