Congratulations on your acceptance to study away! The following sections will assist you with requirements and resources before you depart for your time off-campus. Please be sure you are checking your Pomona College email for updates and deadline reminders from our office.

Once you have signed your acceptance agreement, you move to the pre-departure phase of the process. Required participation forms can be found in the post-decision section of the online application portal and contain a wealth of information that you will need to prepare yourself for your off-campus studies. We hope you will enjoy browsing through our many resources.

So, now that you're accepted, what happens next?


Fall 2024 Required Agreements and Participation Forms – Study Away Students

Due by Monday, March 18, 2024:

  • Study Away Acceptance Agreement

Due by Monday, April 1, 2024:

All remaining post-decision items in the application portal:

  • Release Agreement
  • Health Report*
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Proof of University/Program Acceptance
  • Program-Specific Policies
  • Airfare Policy
  • Application and Visa Fee Reimbursements 
  • Direct Deposit Enrollment Form (if applicable)
  • Student Health Services Study Abroad Checklist
  • Zurich Travel Insurance
  • Pre-Departure Modules 1 & 2
  • Additional program-specific information, if applicable

* The Health Form should be completed by your primary care physician or Student Health Services (SHS). It is important that you contact your primary physician or SHS right away to schedule an appointment, if you haven’t seen them within the past year. Due to high demand, if you delay, it may not be possible to be seen prior to the deadline for this form.

Pre-Departure Orientations

It is mandatory for ALL international program participants to attend two Pomona College Pre-Departure Orientations – one General Orientation and the Small Group Orientation -- in addition to any pre-departure orientation session offered by the program provider. Please save the date for the relevant orientation listed below. More information will be sent to admitted students.

Pomona Programs Orientations

  • Pomona Edinburgh Program: Wednesday, April 3, 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the IDPO

International Programs Orientations

  • General Pre-Departure Orientations: 
    • Friday, March 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Hahn 108
    • Monday, March 25, 4:00-6:00 p.m. in SCC 208
  • Small Group Pre-Departure Orientation: Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 p.m. in SCC 201

Domestic Programs Orientations

  • CMC Washington Program Pre-Departure Orientation (for Pomona students only): Wednesday, March 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the IDPO
  • Domestic Exchange Pre-Departure Orientation: TBD

Flight Booking Q&A Session (optional)

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Zoom