If you are studying away for a semester or longer, you will participate in mandatory pre-
departure orientation. This includes reviewing online information and videos; attending an in-person orientation session; and meeting with a peer advisor.
Before the pre-departure orientation
Before attending the in-person orientation session, you will review online information and videos. These are available in your online Macalester Study Away Account. Some of the topics covered include: registration information, research during study away, library resources while away, safety and finance, and learning about your study away location.
REGISTRATION, CREDIT, TRANSCRIPTS, AND MORE
MAXIMIZE LEARNING DURING STUDY AWAY
Check out the handout below that best aligns with your study away program’s format:
MACALESTER DEWITT WALLACE LIBRARY
SAFETY & FINANCES ON STUDY AWAY
- STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program)
- Safety information about road travel
- Help for U.S. citizen victims of crime
- Travel information for study away students
- Safety information from Diversity Abroad
- Learn about your destination
- Info on handling finances from Diversity Abroad
Many information on many fellowships and scholarships can be found online:
Orientation has three parts:
- Online – Orientation starts online. Students read handouts, watch videos, and complete quizzes regarding Health & Wellness, Safety and Sexual Violence, Logistical Information, and strategies for Maximizing Your Study Away Experience.
- In-Person: The Center for Study Away Staff will invite you to one in-person orientation session. Attendance is mandatory. The majority of the time will be used for discussing identity and study away and responsible community engagement with your peers.
- Returnee Meet-Ups: If there is a Macalester returnee from your study away program on campus, a study away advisor will connect you with a student who has studied in the same country, city, or even on the same program as you. This happens soon after the in-person orientation session.
Meet with a peer advisor
A study away advisor will connect you with a student who has studied in the same country, city, or even on the same program as you. This happens soon after the in-person orientation session.
The semester before you study away, you will need to complete the following form and submit it to the Center for Study Away: Parent Assumption of Risk
This information is also available in your online Study Away Account