I’ve been accepted…what now?…how do I begin planning for my time abroad?
Your study abroad university or program will provide you with much of the information that you need to ensure a smooth transition abroad. In addition, there are many Bates resources available to help you with pre-departure planning: returned students and their written evaluations, faculty and the Off-Campus Study staff.
These pages outline the basic stages of pre-departure planning and provide links to information and resources that we hope will answer your questions. You are encouraged to contact us at any point in the pre-departure planning process.