Pre-Departure Information

Get informed before you go.

It's important to know about international travel and the countries you'll be visiting. Pre-departure sessions focus on cultural awareness, packing, and safety tips.

Lynchburg College Programs

College faculty will prepare pre-departure information for the students participating in their programs. You will be required to attend pre-departure sessions prior to going overseas. 

Non-Lynchburg College Programs

The Study Abroad office will plan pre-departure sessions for students participating in semester/year-long and summer programs sponsored by other colleges/universities and study abroad providers. 
A series of meetings will generally take place towards the end of each

Useful Resources for Students in All Programs

This student-focused organization has very useful information about study abroad where student reflections range from etiquette and language learning tips to dealing with culture shock.

What's up with Culture?

An excellent, interactive online tool that contains exercises focusing on cross-cultural awareness and understanding before, during, and after your study abroad experience.

A good resource for students, parents, faculty, and staff offering advice and answering questions about study abroad planning and funding as well as safety and discrimination concerns while abroad.

LC students in St. Lucia

Nursing major Peter Wilcox '09 and education major Christina Pittman '11 perform pre-school screenings in St. Lucia.

Before embarking on their program to the Caribbean island, LC students took a "Cross-Cultural Explorations" course in preparation for their service learning experience.