Go Abroad

Pre-Departure Orientation

All students going abroad on an education abroad program must complete a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation before leaving Canada, available online through eClass and in-person.

The online Pre-Departure Orientation is complimented by a series of workshops facilitated by the Education Abroad Office, including:

  • Education Abroad 101
  • Funding 
  • Career Development

During the in-person Pre-Departure Orientation, you will have the opportunity to talk with students who have gone abroad in the past - a great time to ask questions about their experiences and get some tips!

Students (Group Study)

  1. If you are participating in an Education Abroad activity as part of a group, ensure that the Education Abroad Group Coordinator contacts the Orientation and Risk Management Coordinator to obtain enrollment instructions for your group.

goabroad@ualberta.ca

Students (Independent Study)

  1. Contact the Orientation and Risk Management Coordinator to obtain enrollment instructions to the eClass.
goabroad@ualberta.ca

  1. Enroll in the Pre-Departure Workshops
  1. Register with the UAlberta's UGo Off-Campus Travel Registry

Administrators

  1. Contact the Orientation and Risk Management Coordinator to obtain enrollment instructions for your group at goabroad@ualberta.ca
  1. Monitor students to ensure completion of the pre-departure. This includes the completion of 
  • Three quizzes at the end of each unit
  • Risk Management Checklist or Plan which should be uploaded through the system
  1. Issue, collect and file the University’s Risk Management Agreement.
  1. Advise students to enroll in the Pre-Departure Workshops
  1. Ensure students register with the UAlberta's UGo Off-Campus Travel Registry