Pre-Departure Orientation | Webster University

Pre-Departure Orientation

Orientation is mandatory for all Webster St. Louis students and will last approximately two hours. This program introduces students to useful information on adjusting to a new environment, as well as practical information on health and safety matters abroad. You will attend a general session for the first hour and then move to campus-specific sessions for the second hour where you will have the chance to meet with study abroad alumni who have studied at the campus you will be attending. During the campus-specific sessions with study abroad alumni, parents will have the opportunity to attend an open question session with OSA staff. You will receive a notice from the OSA regarding the date and time of the orientation.  Students can bring up to two guests.  Parents are encouraged to attend.

The orientation for students studying abroad during the Spring 2020 semester/term will be on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.  Orientation is held in Sunnen Lounge in the University Center. Students should notify the office if they are unable to attend the meetings due to class. Other absences will not be excused and students will risk being withdrawn from the program.

General Orientation Times Campus-Specific Orientation Times
9:00-11:00 11:00-12:00
1:00-3:00 3:00-4:00


All visiting and affiliate students are mailed the same pre-departure materials, which include country-specific information as well as materials on health and safety matters abroad. Visiting and Affiliate students are also invited to attend the pre-departure programs if they are in the metro St. Louis area. Listed below are some helpful links: