Skip Navigation
Kalamazoo College
RachelEvans14-StudyAbroad-India-MadelineWeisner14$21$

Orientation Information

Winter Short-term Spring Short-term Long & Extended-term

Winter Short-term Study Abroad 2018 Orientation Schedule

Winter Short-term Study Abroad 2017 Orientation Schedule Winter ST programs orientations are mandatory. Non-attendance jeopardizes your participation in study abroad and this may lead to withdrawal from your program. Attendance is recorded at each orientation. There are no "make-up" activities. MANDATORY Site-Specific Orientation. Covers student responsibilities, program information, academic credits, role of resident director, and emergencies, university and class structure, housing arrangements, local transportation, and getting involved in the community.

  • Costa Rica: 

    Date: Monday, October 23th, 2017

    Time: 11:00 am

    Location: Dewing 200

MANDATORY Health and Safety Orientation. Covers required immunizations, physical and emotional health, culture shock, and safety issues (assault, drugs, and alcohol) while abroad.

  • Costa Rica:

    Date: Monday, October 30th, 2017

    Time: 11:00 am

    Location: Dewing 200

Past Participant Sessions - Highly recommended. Past participants will answer specific questions about the program. Suggested topics: homestays, what to pack, independent travel, social life, telephones/internet, cost of living, typical schedules, etc.  

Date: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Dewing 200

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Spring Short-term Study Abroad 2018 Orientation

Spring ST Programs orientations are mandatory. Non-attendance jeopardizes your participation in study abroad and this may lead to withdrawal from your program. Attendance is recorded at each orientation. There are no "make-up" activities.

MANDATORY Site-Specific Orientation. Covers student responsibilities, program information, academic credits, role of resident director, and emergencies, university and class structure, housing arrangements, local transportation, and getting involved in the community.

MANDATORY Health and Safety Orientation. Covers required immunizations, physical and emotional health, culture shock, and safety issues (assault, drugs, and alcohol) while abroad.

REQUIRED Spanish Language Exam- Mandatory for Madrid ST students. Proficiency dependent.

Past Participant Sessions - Highly recommended. Past participants will answer specific questions about the program. Suggested topics: homestays, what to pack, independent travel, social life, telephones/internet, cost of living, typical schedules, etc.

*For the most up-to-date times, locations and events please refer to the Center for International Programs event calendar.

 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Long and Extended-term Study Abroad 2018-2019 Orientation

Long and Extended term  Programs orientations are mandatory. Non-attendance jeopardizes your participation in study abroad and this may lead to withdrawal from your program. Attendance is recorded at each orientation. There are no "make-up" activities. MANDATORY Region/Site-Specific Q&A. Covers student responsibilities, program information, academic credits, role of resident director, and emergencies, university and class structure, housing arrangements, local transportation, and getting involved in the community. Participants are required to view all orientation videos in Hornet Passport prior to Q&A.

MANDATORY Health and Safety Orientation. Covers required immunizations, physical and emotional health, culture shock, and safety issues (assault, drugs, and alcohol) while abroad.

*For the most up-to-date times, locations and events please refer to the Center for International Programs event calendar.

 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

MANDATORY VISA WORKSHOPS-**FOR ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS If you are participating in a long- or extended-term program, you  must have a student visa to enter your program’s host country. If your program is eligible for CIP visa assistance, and you want the CIP to assist you with the visa application process, you must attend the visa workshop listed below for your country. You will complete your visa application at the workshop—not before! At the workshop, we will answer your visa questions, and help you complete and proof-read your visa application. Please refer to your program-specific checklist to see what you need to bring to this session. If you wish to apply for and pay for your visa on your own, please schedule an appointment with the CIP. All sessions will be held TBD from  10:30am - 1:30 pm. Note: Regulations and the application process for the student visa are governed by the independent foreign consulate. You will need to be in regular contact with the CIP throughout spring quarter and the summer prior to departure for updates about this process. In some cases, you will need to appear in person at the appropriate consulate either in spring quarter or early summer. You may be restricted to apply to the consulate that is located in the same region as their permanent residence. For students who live in the Midwest, the consulate location is typically Chicago. For students who reside in the East Coast, this may be Washington DC or New York. For students on the West Coast, the appropriate consulate may be in Los Angeles or San Francisco. For students in the South, this could be Texas, Atlanta, Georgia, or Miami, Florida. You will be responsible for expenses to travel to the consulate if they require a personal appearance.

*For the most up-to-date times, locations and events please refer to the Center for International Programs event calendar.

  • Italy Visa Workshop
  • Spain Visa Workshop
  • Thailand Visa Workshop
  • Ecuador Visa Workshop:
  • Campus France Visa Workshop
  • France Visa Workshop

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Past Participant Sessions - Highly recommended. Past participants will answer specific questions about the program. Suggested topics: homestays, what to pack, independent travel, social life, telephones/internet, cost of living, typical schedules, etc.

*For the most up-to-date times, locations and events please refer to the Center for International Programs event calendar.