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Traveling abroad can be exciting. It can also be stressful, just like any other new and unfamiliar experience. Throughout your entire experience, try to stay calm and to remember that, in most situations, you can ask for help from a variety of people around you.
Plan as much as you can for your travel days. If this is your first international travel experience, read about your departure airport here in the US. Go over your plan the night before and check your list of essentials, such as your passport, plane ticket, and foreign currency. Being ready will make you feel more comfortable. Study the public transit system at your destination as well, and review with your CGIS advisor how you will get from the airport to your program site.
The rest of this section provides more specific advice for your experience abroad. Review this information carefully before your CGIS pre-departure orientation and before you depart for your program.
Below are PDF versions of the online orientations that you will be required to complete once you have confirmed your accepteance into a CGIS program. We have included them here on this website for you to review, if needed, prior to your departure. Last Updated: July 2019.