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Pre-Departure Orientations and Training

  On-Line Modules General Orientation Study Abroad Orientation
Spring 2020  Available now Tuesday May 12.  4 - 5:30pm
Google Hangouts, by invitation
Albion College's pre-departure training / orientations are both on-line and in-person (google-meet).  These sessions are designed purposefully to support a student's preparations for a successful off-campus experience.  These sessions are mandatory.

On-Line Modules (Study Abroad only). Complete these assessments after Albion approval and BEFORE the in-person orientation.
In-Person (Google Meet) Orientation SessionsSee above for session dates/ times.
1. General Orientation (All Off-Campus Programs)
Topics:  Receive information about Albion College insurance, housing, pre-registration, financial aid, accounting procedures, and academic credit.  Learn how to secure classes and housing for your return semester, how to ensure transfer credit, and when/how to pay your bills and access financial aid for your off-campus semester. 
Presenters:  Tim DeWitt, Health Insurance.  Drew Dunham, Registrar's Office.  Trista Geier, Residential Life.  Skip Zabel, Student Financial Services, Amber Barber, Accounting, Dawn Hernandez, Career and Internship Center.
Presentation Materials: Registrar's OfficeResidential Life, Financial ServicesAccounting Office, Career and Internship Center 
2. Study Abroad Orientation, Practical Sessions (Study Abroad only).  
Topics:  Returning students and Study Abroad Peer Advisers will provide practical, in-person training on cross-cultural skills and study abroad decision-making.  Complete the on-line modules before this session.     
Presenters:  Victoria Smith, Cameron Voss, returning study abroad students, Cristen Casey

Albion College may withdraw study abroad approval for students who fail to complete these pre-departure training / orientations by the communicated deadlines.