Be Prepared!

Before you may apply to study abroad for a semester or academic year, or request a meeting with a study abroad advisor, you MUST attend an Abroad Prep session.  These sessions will be offered every Thursday from 12:00-1:00 in Stern 103 during the Fall 2015 semester.  For those interested in completing their Abroad Prep over the summer, please email global@dickinson.edu to set up an appointment. 

Additional Abroad Prep Session for the Fall 2015 semester are:

September 3 12:00-12:45, Stern 103
September 8 12:00-12:45, Stern 103
September 10 12:00-12:45, Stern 103
September 15 12:00-12:45, Stern 103
September 17 12:00-12:45, Stern 103

Abroad Prep provides an overview of Dickinson's philosophy of education abroad and gives students the tools for selecting the best academic opportunity for their off-campus studies.  Abroad Prep sessions are approximately 30-45 minutes with a study abroad advisor. You may attend a session at any time; students are encouraged to attend no later than the fall semester of their sophomore year.  Summer sessions are conducted over the internet or  over the phone.

Topics Covered:

  • Resources available for selecting a program
  • Application process and expectations
  • Requesting recommendations
  • Writing a strong essay
  • Credit policies and procedures
  • Passports and visas

Students who are applying for a short-term program (summer, globally integrated, mosaic) are not required to attend Abroad Prep.