The International Studies Office Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) is an in-person session designed to address cultural, academic, and logistical preparation. Attendance at orientation is mandatory for all students participating in an Education Abroad Program.
**Students participating on a UVA program should consult their post-acceptance instructions in their application for details of their in-person session.**
- Monday, April 9, 2018, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Maury 209
- Friday, April 13, 2018, 8:00 - 10:00 am, Maury 209
What's Up with Culture: This material was developed to support and enhance a student’s ability to make successful cultural adjustments both before going overseas and upon returning home from studying abroad.
Portals to the World: A resource from the Library of Congress that provides authoritative, in-depth information about various nations and areas of the world. Selections are hand-picked by Area Specialists, so they do the vetting for you and you can go straight to valuable resources online.
U.S. Department of State Country-Specific Information: The U.S. government’s information page on every country around the world. Includes details on entry/exit requirements, advice for American travelers, U.S. embassy contact information, etc.
FBI Student Brochure
Safety and Security for U.S. Students Traveling Abroad.