As Soon as You Arrive
- Contact home to let family and friends know that you have arrived safely.
- Notify the Global Education Office via e-mail, of your safe arrival, at your earliest possible convenience.
The International Office at your host institution is there to provide assistance and guidance for your semester abroad. Please contact them with questions. If your concerns are not getting addressed in a satisfactory manner, always feel comfortable contacting the WC Director of International Programs with any questions or problems you encounter.
Host institutions offer various degrees of orientation, ranging from one day to one week. On-site orientation should include guidance and directions on:
- Course registration procedures and general academics
- Campus or university life
- Student clubs and activities
- Banking options
- Internet/phone availability and options
- Medical services and facilities
- Tour of town or city
After You Are Settled
- Send an Email to the WC International Office confirming your contact information: physical address, telephone number and e-mail address if different from your WC account.
- Send an e-mail to let us know how you are adjusting. The International Office is interested!
Information from WC
You will receive Email correspondence throughout the semester from the Global Education Office. Email is the only way that communication will be sent, so you must check your Email often. You will receive correspondence regarding the following:
- Housing at WC for the semester you return-room draw information in the spring semester or room choice in the fall semester. You will be Emailing your preferences to the Residential Lie Office.
- Course Registration at WC for the semester you return-when courses are available on-line, you will choose your courses and e-mail them to your advisor, who will then register you for those courses.
- Travel Warnings or Worldwide Cautions or Public Announcements from the U.S. Department of State-these will be forwarded to you from the Director of International Programs.
- General “hello” e-mails from the study abroad student worker in the International Office-some of these e-mails may request information from you, please respond.
- Study hard
- Take advantage of the academic and cultural learning experience available to you
- Have Fun!
Return to U.S.
- Think about what it will be like to be back in the U.S.
- Give thought to what you have learned, and the ways that knowledge may be effectively used and shared at WC