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
  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. 


Students Studying Abroad in Spring 2019

Students studying abroad in Spring 2019 Orientation Info:

     Date:  Saturday, November 3, 2018

     Time:  9am - Noon

     Location:  Highsmith 229


Students Studying Abroad in Summer 2019

Students studying abroad in Summer 2019 Orientation Info:

     Date:  Wednesday, April 3, 2019

     Time:  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

     Location:  TBD

Students Studying Abroad in Fall 2019

Students studying abroad in Fall 2019 Orientation Info:

     Date:  Saturday, April 6, 2019

     Time:  9am - Noon

     Location:  TBD