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 Off-Campus Study 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.