Whitman College requires all study abroad/OCS participants to attend a mandatory Pre-departure Orientation the semester before going abroad. During the orientation we discuss health and safety, academics abroad, financial aid, cultural differences, international travel, and other important information. There will also be an opportunity at the orientation for students to speak with other Whitties who previously studied on their program about what to expect while overseas.

Spring 2016 Pre-departure Orientation Information

Saturday, December 12, 2015
12:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Olin 130

Pre-departure Orientation for U.S. Partner Programs

Students studying on a U.S. Partner Program will also be required to attend a Pre-departure Orientation.  These sessions are held with others attending the same program and the OCS staff invites program alum to speak with you about their experiences and what to expect in your new city.