Pre-Departure Planning

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 Center for Global Education staff.

These pages provide additional information and resources that we hope will be helpful. You are encouraged to contact us at any point in the pre-departure planning process.