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CGIS Pre-Departure Orientation








Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2022
Virtual Pre-Departure Orientation

This is an exciting time for students. CGIS wants to motivate and inspire you! At CGIS pre-departure orientation, learn more about the intercultural experience on which you are embarking. Reflect on your goals for during and after the program as you engage with other participants.

This is a time for you to ask lots of questions and be active in the planning process.You will meet with your CGIS advisor and other program staff. Topics include:

  • Pre-departure checklist (course registration, billing and payment, booking flights, visas, M-Compass requirements, and so on)
  • Program and travel details (arrival, housing, banking, communication, excursions and side travel, and so on)
  • Cultural differences and identity
  • Health and safety considerations

Attending all pre-departure orientation activities is mandatory for CGIS program participants.

Orientation generally lasts around 2 hours and will include both a general session and a program-specific session. The date to which you are assigned and the time you will attend will be provided in your acceptance letter or shortly before. You are required to attend on this date - no exceptions.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022

General Orientation: Health & Safety from 11-12pm JOIN ON ZOOM HERE.

Program Specific Orientation: See your CGIS Advisor Below.

Complete your Pre-Departure Orientation Evaluation

Scan the QR code below to fill out your CGIS Pre-Departure Orientation Evaluation.

Meet the Programming Team

Click below to access advisors portfolios, contact info, and zoom links/in-person information for your program-specific orientation.