Orientation is the beginning of your journey to Study Abroad!

Congratulations on your decision to study abroad as a UNC Asheville student. To help prepare you for this educational and cultural experience, UNC Asheville requires that all study abroad students participate in the pre-departure orientation. The pre-departure orientation has two parts:

  1. Online through your UNCA Study Abroad Application – Learning Content & Assessments
  2. Attendance at the pre-departure orientation meeting

Also, please read the Pre-departure Study Abroad Student Handbook before attending the orientation.

If you are unable to attend the pre-departure orientation for any reason, you will be charged a make-up orientation fee of $75.00. This charge will be added to your student account. Please contact study abroad and let us know ahead of time so we can arrange for a make-up orientation.

For students studying abroad in Spring 2022, we will have an FAQ session:

Date:  TBD

Time:  TBD

Location:  Zoom