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1 Pre-Departure Orientation STUDY ABROAD Short-Term

2 Topics for Discussion A.What to Do Before You Go and After You Return B.Packing & Communication C.Passports & Visas D.Money E.Health Issues & Local Laws F.Culture Shock G.Program Specific Information

3 Before you go….. Make sure all your study abroad paperwork is 100% complete. Emergency Contacts Financial Aid Agreement Form Medical Forms Health Insurance Proof/Waiver Registration at Fredonia

4 Packing & Communication Airline Restrictions (Luggage Size/Weight) Avoid Over Packing! Electrical Concern - Converters/Adaptors Laptops Cell Phones Magic Jack

5 Airport Packing Restrictions

6 Passports & Visas Required Documents Immunizations PHOTOCOPY!! Leave a copy of important documents with your parents (including credit cards)

7 Money Credit Cards ATMs Foreign Transaction Fees Stick to a Budget Notify your credit card companies that you are traveling Traveler’s Checks (not user friendly) Carry some cash with you (USD and foreign currency)

8 Health and Local Laws Food & Drug Allergies Prescriptions (medical, contacts or eyeglasses) Review Consular Information Online Drinking, Smoking, Driving Laws

9 Culture Shock Establish Simple Goals, Be Patient, Keep an Open Mind

10 When You Get Back…. Share your experience with someone Join the Global Student Ambassadors group Consider studying abroad again Become a fan of SUNY Fredonia Study Abroad on facebook Submit some pictures to the International Education Center


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