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:
- Online through your UNCA Study Abroad Application
- 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.