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Mandatory Student Orientation

All students participating in study abroad programs with Murray State University must attend study abroad orientation. Upcoming orientations are:

  • Winter 2014-2015 & Spring 2015 Participants: Friday, November 14, 2014. 4:30-7:30 p.m., Alexander Hall Auditorium, Meet in Lobby
  • Spring Break 2015 Participants: Friday, February 27, 2015. 4:30-7:30 p.m., Location TBA
  • Summer/Fall 2015 & Full Year 2014-15 Participants: Friday, April 10, 2015. 4:30-7:30 p.m., Location TBA

What to know before you go:

Thanks for your interest in studying abroad.  We hope that this page will help you figure out all the things you need to know before you embark on your adventure abroad.  Packing, making it through security at the airport, exchanging money, figuring out which converter you need for your chargers and hair dryers, avoiding jet lag and culture shock - you'll have a much better experience if you understand all of these elements before you leave.

Pre-departure Preparation

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  • Basic Tips

  • Packing

  • Documents and Notifications

Departing the U.S.

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  • Checking In

  • On the Flight

  • Arriving Overseas

While Abroad

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Health & Safety

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  • Health Tips

  • Safety Tips

  • Emergencies

Check the CDC Vaccination Guidelines for your destination.  We require an updated Tetanus shot.
Find more information on your destination on the State Department's Country Specific Information page.

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