EA Accepted Students Pre-departure Conference

Pre-Departure Conference 

For all UMass undergraduates planning on studying abroad during the Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or the 2017-2018 academic year: attendance is mandatory

Spring 2017 Pre-Departure Conference 
Thursday, April 20th, 2017 from 4:30pm to 9pm
Campus Center 
Student leaders who have studied abroad are managing many aspects of this conference. Exciting plenary speakers; country specific workshops; partners from all over the world; over 700 UMass undergraduates going abroad!

All students studying abroad are required to attend a pre-departure conference during the semester prior to their term abroad.  The date of the conference is made available to you months in advance so that you have plenty of time to make arrangements to be there. 

Topics covered include:

  • Cultural adjustment 
  • Health and safety issues 
  • Academic information
  • Administrative details 
  • Host country specific information
  • ​Perspectives from returned students