EA Accepted Students

Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to your study abroad program! Your next steps include:


How the Money Works for Education Abroad

These slides provide important information on billing, payments, and financial aid for your term abroad.

Click here for the slides with links

Questions about finances, payment, and other money topics? Please schedule an appointment with Kate Smith or email her.


Pre-Departure Orientation

Students going abroad are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation session that will be held on Zoom. We’ve designed the orientation to be a combination of health and safety information as well as practical tips and stories from returned students. Failure to comply will result in your application being withdrawn, and we will notify your partner program or host university that you no longer have UMass approval to study abroad. Your family members are invited and must have their own Zoom account to log in.

  • You are required to attend one of these sessions and attendance will be taken at the end of the presentation. If you are unable to attend due to academic reasons, email your Education Abroad Advisor.
  • These sessions are not for students participating on a UMass Faculty Taught Program.  You will have a program-specific orientation.
  • Your partner program or Exchange university may also have a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation and you are required to attend both.

Fall 2024 dates are TBD.


Savvy Traveler Series

Are you a first-time, novice, or apprehensive international traveler? Check out our Savvy Traveler Series, featuring stories and advice from returned students and Education Abroad staff on a wide variety of topics!