Office of International Programs

Orientation & Pre-Departure Meetings


Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation

The Office of International Programs has scheduled a PRE-DEPARTURE orientation meeting for students enrolled in our upcoming study abroad programs. Several items will be discussed and it is imperative that you attend this very important meeting. Below are some of the items being presented:

  • University policy and expectations while studying abroad
  • Embassy and UTPA Emergency contact information
  • Health and safety information
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship information
  • Cultural, Tourist and Travel tips
  • Registration and grades
  • and other valuable information will also be presented
In addition to this meeting a second Pre-departure meeting will be held to ensure students have all necessary documents in order. Advisors are always available by email or phone to answer questions on their study abroad program. Again, these meetings are mandatory. Should a student be unable to attend any of the meeting times offered, they must call their advisor to make other arrangements.


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