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Pre-Departure

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

Once you have signed your acceptance agreement, you become a study abroad participant. Required participation forms can be found in the post-decision section of the online study abroad application portal and contain a wealth of information that you will need to prepare yourself for study abroad. We hope you will enjoy browsing through our many resources.

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

Fall 2021 Required Agreements & Participation Forms

  • Due by Monday, April 12, 2021:
    • Study Abroad Acceptance Agreement 
  • Due by Monday, June 14, 2021:
    • All remaining post-decision items in the application portal:
      • Release Agreement
      • Travel Advisory Questionnaire
      • COVID-19 Acknowledgement of Risk Form
      • Health Report*
      • Insurance Authorization
      • Housing Form
      • Proof of University/Program Acceptance
      • Program-Specific Policies
      • Airfare Policy
      • COVID-19 Refund Policy
      • Application and Visa Fee Reimbursements (if applicable)
      • Informational Materials
        • Booking Airline Tickets with Corniche Travel
        • Student Health Services Study Abroad Checklist
        • ISIC Card and AIG 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.

Dates for Fall 2021 Study Abroad Orientations

Orientation is a vital part of your study abroad preparation and there are two mandatory orientations required for all students. Please make the necessary arrangements in your schedule to attend.

General Study Abroad Orientation

All study abroad participants are required to attend one General Orientation session (other Claremont College students should attend their home school's orientation in place of the Pomona Pre-Departure Orientation).

  • Date TBD

​​Small Group Orientations

Participants on Approved Programs are required to attend the Small Group Orientation that applies to their program.

  • Date TBD

Pre-Departure Petition Orientation Assignment

Participants on a Program by Petition are required to submit a pre-departure petition orientation assignment in place of the small group orientation.  These participants do not attend the Small Group Orientation.

  • Details will be provided in a separate e-mail.
  • Date TBD

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