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Information Sessions

All students interested in semester or year-long study abroad are required to attend a general information session offered by the Office of International Education (OIE) before meeting with a study abroad advisor or submitting their application to study abroad. During the session, an OIE Peer Advisor will explain the UR policy on study abroad, credit transfer, and financial aid. The Peer Advisor will also offer guidance in choosing a program and deciding when to go abroad.

During the information session, you will be given information about how to complete the online advising form, which is a questionnaire that helps the study abroad advisor get to know your interests and goals for study abroad better. This online advising form must be completed before seeing a study abroad advisor.

It is not recommended that students miss class in order to attend an information session. If you cannot attend a regular or special information session, please contact us to find out about additional alternatives.

Business majors must attend one additional information session specific to Robins School of Business (RSB) students. The details and schedule for these sessions are outlined below.

Once you attend the relevant information session(s) you will know the next steps to take, which could include meeting with a study abroad advisor during walk-in hours or by appointment. We look forward to working with you.

Regular Sessions

  • Study Abroad Information Sessions will be held during the fall 2016 semester on Mondays at 12:00 p.m. and on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.
  • There are no sessions during breaks, holidays, or during final exams.
  • Sessions are located in the Carole Weinstein International Center (INTC) in Suite 103 (reception area of the Office of International Education).
  • Sessions last approximately 35 minutes.
  • Attendance at one session is required before meeting with an advisor or filling out an application to study abroad.
  • Maximum attendance of 15 students per session.

Special Sessions

  • Periodically during periods of high traffic, we will also offer special large-group, alternate-day sessions for students who cannot attend on Mondays/Thursdays, or who have trouble getting into a regular session due to the attendance cap. These sessions will be announced here and via Spiderbytes when they occur.
  • Sessions last approximately 35-45 minutes.
  • Attendance at one session (regular or special) is required prior to meeting with an advisor or submitting an application to study abroad.
  • The special sessions are scheduled for:
    • Monday, September 12 from 4:15-4:50 pm in the International Resource Center (same location as the regular sessions above).

Robins School Sessions

  • All business majors planning to study abroad are required to attend a RSB study abroad information session in addition to the general OIE session. To learn when RSB study abroad sessions are offered, see their info session page.
  • Sessions will last 45 minutes.
  • Students who cannot attend a regularly scheduled RSB session should contact Fae Bell to set up an appointment instead.

Information Session Schedule

Fall 2016
Every Monday at 12:00 p.m.
Every Thursday at 5:00 p.m.

Spring 2017
TBA

All sessions are held in the Office of International Education in the Carole Weinstein International Center (Suite 103)