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 12:00-12:45 in Stern 103 during each semester.  For those interested in completing their Abroad Prep over the summer, please email to set up an appointment. 

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.