Pre-Departure Orientation

Welcome to your Pre-Departure Orientation! Penn Abroad is looking forward to guiding you through this next step in your experience abroad. It is imperative that you review this information in order to be well-prepared for your program. The following resources are intended to provide you with both general pre-departure content, as well as Penn Abroad program-specific information that you will need to be successful abroad. 

After you have reviewed each module in detail, return to your program application in PASSPORT to complete all required items, including the Pre-Departure Orientation questionnaire.

Step One: Preparing to Go Abroad

  • Logistics Preparation

  • Travel Preparation

  • Health & Insurance

  • Staying Safe Abroad

  • Adjusting to Your New Environment

  • Documenting Your Experience

Step Two: Program-Specific Information

  • Semester Abroad

  • Global Research & Internship Program

  • Penn Global Seminars