EA Accepted Students

Accepted Students

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

Congrats, Now What?

This session will provide important information on billing, payments, and financial aid for your term abroad.

  • Register for a live session in person or via zoom.
  • Watch a recorded version here.

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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 Failure to comply will result in your application being withdrawn, and we will notify your partner program or host university that you no longer have UMass approval to study abroad.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.

Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Academic Year 2023 Orientation Dates and Links

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 Mark Eckman, the Director of Education Abroad at eckmanm[at]umass[dot]edu.

Wednesday, April 12, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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Thursday, April 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Tuesday, May 2, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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Thursday, May 18, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

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Savvy Traveler and Special Topics Series

Are you a first-time, novice, or apprehensive international traveler? View the recorded sessions of our 30-minute Savvy Traveler Series sessions, featuring stories and advice from returned students and Education Abroad staff: 

Special Topics Sessions  

  • Personal Safety in a Cross Cultural Context
    This session features stories from returned students about staying safe abroad, and how studying in a different culture impacted their experience. Some students share things they wished they knew before they went abroad and ways to prepare. Special focus will be on female and solo travelers.
    This session was not recorded, however you can review the slides here
  • Managing Your Mental Health Abroad
    This workshop focuses on stories from returned students about their experiences with mental health, and advice for outgoing students. Special guest SuEllen Hamkins, a psychiatrist from the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health will present about strategies for resilience. 
    This session was not recorded, however you can review the slides here.