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Orientation Topics

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At orientation, we will discuss:

  • your goals and expectations.
  • making the transition from high school to college.
  • study tips.
  • communicating with your family and options for visiting throughout the program.
  • how to log your off-site travel plans with the U.S. Department of State.
  • how to budget and handle your money.
  • purchasing travel insurance.
  • maintaining good health while you’re abroad.
  • support services.
  • College of Charleston transfer policies.
  • transitioning to the College of Charleston in January 2018.
    • Signing up for housing
    • Selecting a meal plan (mandatory)
    • Moving into your residence hall
    • Orientation
    • First day of classes

Living abroad – panel discussions specific to each location

  • Going through customs and immigration
  • Transportation to campus
  • Where you will be living
  • Where to find the essentials (banks, grocery stores, restaurants, school supplies, etc.)
  • Mail
  • iCharleston specific programming