University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Office of International Education (OIE) WEB GUIDE

Mathematics Education in China

Location: Shanghai, Ningbo, Hangzhou, Beijing and Chengde - China
Dates: Spring Interim; Future Dates TBD
Courses: Math 430 (3 cr.)
Accommodation: hotel; student dormitory
Program Model: Faculty-led
Contact: Jennifer Szydlick, Swart 208, 424-7350

Academic Coursework

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Required Course

Math 430 - Intl Comparative Mathematics Education Seminar (3 cr)
Prerequisite: COEHS Admission I or declared mathematics major/minor

Optional Course

International Studies 333    1 unit (cr.)
Study Tour
Prerequisites: none; syllabus

If you request enrollment in this course on the study abroad application, you will be automatically enrolled and will not be contacted about the coursework involved. Assignments for this course must be done independently. Contact the Office of International Education with questions.

Full Estimated Cost of Participation

The "Full Estimated Cost of Participation" includes your Program Fee (the amount due directly to UW Oshkosh), your airfare and other expenses related to your participation on this program.

Full Estimated Cost of Participation: Future costs TBD

As part of the application process for this program, you are required to review, sign and submit the "Full Estimated Cost of Participation" worksheet for your program. The worksheet includes all of the cost details for your program and is linked from STEP III of the "Apply" section of this guide.   

Accommodation & Meals


Check the link for your accommodation for amenities, room size and location. Rooms can be extremely small. It isn't unusual to have very little space around the bed, shorter beds, only a few inches for a closet pole, tight showers and/or buildings directly outside your window.

Like most of the 3-star hotels in China, websites below are in Chinese. Sorry!

Shanghai North Holiday Inn Express Hotel (or similar)
Address: 1738 Zhongxing Road, Shanghai
Telephone: 011-86-21-3617 9999
Ninghai Pacific International Hotel (or similar)
Address:28 Xuxiake Street, Ninghai County, Zhejiang Province
Telephone: 011-86-574-6526 0888  Fax: 011-86-574-6526 0806 

Beijing Peixin Hotel (or similar)
Address: 5 Peixin Street A, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Telephone: 011-86-10-6712 5588  Fax: 011-86-10-6718 6069

Chengde Shanzhuang Hotel (Mountain Villa Hotel) (or similar)
Address: 11 Lizhengmen Street, Chengde, China
Telephone: 011-86-314-209 5500   Fax: 011-86-314-2034143

Jinshanling Hoel (or similar)
Address: Jinshanling Great Wall Scenic Spot, Chengde, China
Telephone: 011-86-314-883 0493 


You and your friends may request each other as roommates by editing your on-line study abroad applications. The Office of International Education will not assign roommates unless students request EACH OTHER!

In some cases, participants may be able to elect a single room. There is always a significant fee; check with the Office of International Education for an estimate if you are interested.  NOTE: Checking the "single room" check box in your online application does not constitute an official request for a single room quotation.  You must ALSO contact the OIE directly via email, phone or by visiting the office, to make an official request for a single room quotation.  Those who do not make a direct request to the OIE will be assigned a roommate.



Review the estimate for the amount of money you should bring to cover meals in the Full Cost of Participation worksheet. It is not reasonable to think that you can save money by spending less than the food estimate provided by the OIE! This estimate is meant to be the BARE MINIMUM in relation to your particular destination!


Undergraduate students must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0, be in good standing, and meet course prerequisites. As part of the application process, your disciplinary file will be reviewed. If you have a campus disciplinary file, this will be taken into consideration when determining your eligibility. Undergraduates who do not meet minimum GPA and course requirements should contact the program leader prior to applying to determine course eligibility.

Students must also have COEHS Admission 1 or a declared mathematics major or minor.

Pre-/Post-travel Class Dates

Inability or failure to attend class prior to or following your program abroad may affect your ability to participate, course grades and/or ability to receive and use financial aid.

Application Process

airplanePointerBefore You Apply

  1. Write the deadline for completing the On-line Study Abroad Orientation in your calendar. Failure to complete orientation will affect your ability to participate.
  2. Write all payment deadlines in your calendar.
    If you aren't the person who will be making payments, share this information with the person who will be.
  3. Understand how seats are assigned on study abroad programs.

airplanePointerSecuring Your Place on a Study Abroad Program

Seats are assigned in the order in which qualified applicants have completed STEPS I & II of the application process, provided STEP III has also been completed by the STEP III application deadline.

This means that you may be conditionally admitted following completion of steps I & II, but NOT receive a seat if you then fail to complete STEP III on time.

If you are on the waiting list, you may receive a seat if applicants who have been conditionally admitted have not completed STEP III by the deadline.

After the deadline, seats are assigned in the order in which qualified applicants have completed all three steps.

airplanePointerApplication Deadlines

Spring Interim Programs

STEPS I & II: 1st Friday of Spring Semester by 12:00 pm.

STEP III: 2nd Friday of Spring Semester by 12:00 pm.

STEP IV (post-application deadline): 1st Friday in April by 12:00 pm.

airplanePointerApplication STEPs & Application Checklist

Complete the three steps below in order, or work on all three steps simultaneously. Check off items as you SUBMIT them to the Office of International Education.

Step I
Complete the on-line study abroad/away application.

**Be aware that the application will time out without warning! Save often, and if you answering the longer questions we recommend typing them into a Word document and pasting them in to the online application.
Refer to the Orientation section for orientation dates.
Step II
Print the application packet and sign where appropriate.
Pay the UW Oshkosh application fee
( $200 for in-state residents and $300 for out-of-state residents) per the instructions in the application packet and turn in your receipt to the OIE. If you have mailed the application fee to the Cashier's Office, notify the OIE so that OIE staff can contact the Cashier's Office for confirmation.
Print an unofficial copy of your university transcript

course prerequisites (if applicable) and final GPA.

To print your unofficial transcripts:
1) Login to TitanWeb
2) Select "Transcript: View Unofficial" using the drop-down menu
3) Select "Unofficial Transcript" in the Report Type drop-down menu
4) Click "View Report"
5) The transcript will process as a PDF. This can take a few minutes. If you do not see your transcript, turn off your pop-up blocker.
6) Print
Special Student Form for Undergraduate Admissions
Complete and submit to the OIE ONLY IF you are not a student at UW Oshkosh OR if you are not a student at all.
Graduate Registration Form and Graduate Special/Non-Degree Information Form
Complete and submit to the OIE ONLY IF you are not in a Graduate program at UW Oshkosh and want to earn graduate level credit, or if you are in a Graduate program at UW Oshkosh and want to earn undergraduate level credit.
Submit the Disciplinary Clearance Form
Complete ONLY IF:

1) You are a student at a university or college OTHER THAN UW Oshkosh. Submit this form to the appropriate office on your HOME campus; request that the office on your HOME campus submit the form directly to the UW Oshkosh OIE by the deadline for this step of the application process.
2) You transferred to UW Oshkosh in the last 12 months. Submit this form to the appropriate office on the campus(es) you transferred from; request that the office on your transfer campus(es) submit the form directly to the UW Oshkosh OIE by the deadline for this step of the application process.

Program-specific Application Materials/Requirements:

Sample Visa Application - print this and use it as a guide when filling out your application.

Visa Application
If the visa application does not open you may need to download a free Chinese Language Support Pack for your computer.

A visa is an endorsement or stamp placed by officials of a foreign country into a passport that makes it possible for the bearer to visit that foreign country. U.S. Citizens require a visa to travel to China.


  • Type your answers onto the visa form. You may not hand-write your answers. Answers to many of the questions are provided in the sample visa application. Copy these answers EXACTLY AS YOU SEE THEM in the sample.
  • Leave spaces blank if information is not yet available (e.g. passport number).
  • Type "n/a" or "none" into blanks where appropriate.
  • Print the application on four individual pages, DO NOT PRINT BACK-TO-BACK!
  • Sign the visa form in BLUE.
OPTIONAL: Click here to apply for the State of Wisconsin Travel Grant!
Step III
Review, sign and submit the Full Cost of Participation worksheet.
*This worksheet is not yet available.
Edit the "medical" and "medical III" sections of your on-line study abroad application to ensure that every question is complete. Each and every question must be answered, even if the answer is obviously "none" or "n/a"!
Provide proof of passport
Complete only if you will travel outside the U.S.

If you already have a passport
, edit the "passport" section of your on-line study abroad application to include all requested passport details.

If you do not already have a passport, apply for one and submit a copy of your receipt to the OIE showing that you have applied.

Click here for passport forms and instructions.
Edit the "passport" section of your on-line study abroad application to include your full name.

If you are traveling OUTSIDE the U.S., enter your full name EXACTLY as it appears on your passport or on your passport application.  DO NOT GUESS! 

If you are traveling WITHIN the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), enter your name EXACTLY as it appears on your driver’s license.  DO NOT GUESS! 

Your name will be printed on your airline ticket exactly as you enter it.  If the name on your airline ticket does not match the name on your identification, you will be charged a correction fee or may not be allowed through airport security.
Program-specific Application Materials/Requirements:
Submit one professional passport photo to be used for your visa application. Write your name on the back.

Step IV (post-application deadline)

You must turn in a signed passport valid for 6 months from the date of arrival in the foreign country. It must have at least TWO side-by-side blank pages (in addition to the notes pages). Your passport will be sent to the Consulate, along with your visa application, to apply for a visa.
Passport Copy - Please turn in a copy of the demographic page of your passport. You may scan and email this to


Paying Your Program Fee

airplaneBulletPointFinancial Aid

Using financial aid to cover some or all of your costs? See our detailed financial aid information.

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Spring Interim Programs


airplanePointerFirst Program Fee Payment

Your emailed study abroad acceptance letter (the one that says that you have been officially accepted to participate) includes a link to a statement for your first payment. This statement will not be sent to you in any other way. No one else will receive this statement or a copy of your bill; no further reminders will be sent. It is your responsibility to make payments according to the payment deadlines; you will need to forward your statement to the person who pays your bills if you are not that person!!!

The initial Program Fee Statement is also provided here. You can use this copy or the copy included in your acceptance letter (they are identical) when paying your fees.

airplanebulletpointSecond Program Fee Payment

You will receive a link to a statement for your second payment VIA EMAIL from the Office of International Education just prior to the second payment deadline. Some programs have been advertised using a range of fees; if this is the case, you must plan to cover fees at the top end of the range until you receive your second statement. This statement will indicate whether there have been cost savings due to increased participant numbers, exchange rates, etc. and, therefore, a reduced program fee.

airplanebulletpointTuition Payment

If your program includes a required tuition payment IN ADDITION TO YOUR PROGRAM FEE, this will be clearly indicated on the Full Cost of Participation Worksheet linked within the "Apply" section of this guide.

For interim programs, follow the program fee payment deadlines ($1,000 total due by the first deadline date, the remaining tuition and program fee due by the final deadline date).

For semester & summer programs, tuition will be billed by Student Accounts just before the term at UW Oshkosh begins, just as it normally is. It is your responsibility to make payments according to the normal university tuition payment deadlines.

airplanebulletpointPayment by Cash or Check

All payments by cash or check must be accompanied by a copy of your program fee statement. Make checks payable to “The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh” and write “Study Abroad” in the memo section. Pay fees at the Cashier's Office on the second floor of Dempsey Hall or mail your check to: Cashier's Office, UW Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901. Cashier office hours: Mon – Fri 8:30-4:00 (8:30-3:00 the day after Thanksgiving).

airplanebulletpointPayment by Credit Card or E-check

Payment by MasterCard or American Express carries a 2.5% convenience fee and can be made through TitanWeb E-checks carry a fee of $0.50 per transaction.

airplanebulletpointPayment by Financial Aid, Grant, Scholarship or External Loan

Submit the "Notice of Financial Aid Award for Study Abroad" form to Student Accounts by the first payment deadline. Students who plan to to cover some costs on their own and remaining costs using financial aid, grants or scholarships must pay costs not covered by aid/loans/scholarships, up to $1,000, by the first payment deadline.

For UW Oshkosh students, financial aid will automatically be applied toward study abroad-related fees on your student account. If you are a student elsewhere, you may need to pick up your change check from your home campus, cash the check, and send payment to UW Oshkosh.

Once your "Notice of Financial Aid Award for Study Abroad" form has been submitted, a "positive service indicator" will appear on your record indicating that financial aid will be paying your study abroad program fees.  This should not prevent you from doing anything except printing transcripts.


Scholarships offered through UW Oshkosh and outside organizations. 


Flight & Program Schedule

airplanebulletpointOshkosh - Departure

Mode of transportation: school bus

Meeting Date & Time: TBA

Departure Time: TBA

Departure Location: Parking Lot 30 (616 Pearl Ave, next to Gruenhagen)

airplanePointerFrom Oshkosh to the Airport

If the "mode of transportation" to the airport for your program is "bus", there is a bus scheduled to take participants from Oshkosh to the airport.

If there is a bus, and if you plan to ride the bus...
your on-line study abroad application must show "I will take the group bus from Oshkosh to the airport" on the transportation tab. You may request a pickup or end-of-program drop-off in Milwaukee by emailing If you don't make this request in advance, the bus will not stop in Milwaukee. Check your on-line application if you aren't sure what you indicated when you first applied; if the information is incorrect, edit your information AT LEAST two business days prior to your departure.

If there is a bus, and if you do not plan to ride the bus...
your on-line study abroad application must show "I will arrange for my own transportation from Oshkosh to the airport" on the transportation tab. It is then your responsibility to arrange for transportation between your residence and the airport and to arrange to meet the group at the airport. Check your on-line application if you aren't sure what you indicated when you first applied; if the information is incorrect, edit your information AT LEAST two business days prior to your departure.

Park in UW Oshkosh Lot 30 with a Valid UW Oshkosh Parking Permit

If you have a valid UW Oshkosh commuter parking permit (look for the “S” on your permit) AND will be away for one month or less over summer break or interim, you may park in university parking lot 30 (located next to Gruenhagen Conference Center), for the duration of your study abroad program.  You must use one of the stalls that is furthest from the parking lot entrance.  Check the expiration date on your parking permit to be sure that it is valid for the duration of your program. 

Students with “evening parking permits” (also called a night permit) may not leave cars parked in this lot for the duration of their program.

If you don't have a valid permit, you may purchase a temporary permit from Parking Services ((920) 424-4455) in the lower level of Blackhawk.

airplanebulletpointFlight - Departure


airplanebulletpointProgram Schedule

Past program itinerary for reference only - future itineraries will vary!


18 MAY 2013

  Arrive in Shanghai (overnight Shanghai hotel)

  • Transfer from airport to hotel
  • Boat tour on the Huangpo River with night views of Shanghai
  • Dinner included with tour
  • Accommodation at 3-star hotel. 

19 MAY 2013 (overnight Shanghai hotel)

  • Sights will include Pearl Tower, Yu Gardens, Walking along the Bund, Shanghai Museum, Silk Factory
  • Lunch included in tour
  • Students free for dinner (Eric takes students to Nanjing Road)
  • Accommodations at 3-star hotel.


20 MAY 2013

  • Free morning in Shanghai; Lunch on your own
  • Coach transfer to train station
  • Mid Day travel to Hangzhou by high speed train, buy lunch at station, lunch on train.
  • 1:00 pm Check into Residence Hall and rest.
  • 2:00 pm Opening Ceremony, Orientation, Campus Visit.
  • 5:00 pm Welcome dinner at Fangcauyuan Hotel on Campus.  
  • 6:30 pm Set up pairs of Chinese and American students for games and cultural workshop preparation.

21 MAY 2013

  • Class Meeting I in morning, Room 403.
  • Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture I in Room 403.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • Afternoon tour of West Lake
  • Dinner
  • Accommodations at ZISU

22 MAY 2013

  • Morning Visit to Cuiyan Middle School by bus, observe two math classes and discuss with the Chinese Math teachers.
  • Lunch at student dining hall, accompanied by Chinese students.
  • 2:00 pm Chinese and American teacher introduces mathematics education in China and America;
  • Class discussion II
  • Dinner at leisure
  • Accommodations at ZISU

23 MAY 2013

  • Lecture by Chinese teacher, curriculum and teaching theory.
  • Four Chinese students give 10 minute demonstration teaching each.
  • 40 minute lesson
  • Lunch on own.
  • Class Discussion III.
  • Bus to Ninghai.
  • Dinner in Ninghai.
  • Accommodation at Ninghai Pacific International Hotel

24 MAY 2013 - Ninghai

  •  Breakfast at Hotel
  •  Early Morning visit to Pacrim factory
  • Mid-day visit to mountain school
  • Lunch near school
  • Visit to Qiantong Ancient Town
  • Dinner at leisure in Ninghai
  • Accommodation at Ninghai Hotel (students in multi-bedded rooms)

25 MAY 2013 -  Ninghai to Hangzhou

  • Breakfast at Ninghai Hotel
  • Drive back to Hangzhou, visit port and winery en route.
  • Morning visit to Beilun Port
  • Lunch included in tour
  • Afternoon visit to Shaoxing winery
  • Afternoon return to Hangzhou
  • Dinner at leisure
  • Accommodation at ZISU

26 MAY 2013

Free day in Hangzhou

  • Accommodations at ZISU

27 MAY 2013

  • Morning Visit to Xuejun Primary School (flag-raising ceremony), observe two math classes and discuss with Chiense primary school math teachers.
  • Lunch.
  • Class Discussion IV
  • Dinner at leisure.
  • Evening Introduction of Chinese Language and Culture II in Cultural Lab.
  • Accommodations at ZISU

28 MAY 2013

  • Program at Hangzhou Foreign Language School (HFLS)
  • 9:50-10:30 Arrival Meet with Principal
  • 10:35-11:15 Four groups of Oshkosh students give talks to 4 Senior two English classes.
  • 11;20 - 12:00 Three groups of Oshkosh studetns give talkes to 3 Senior two English classes.
  • 12:10 - 1:00 Lunch in teachers lunchroom.
  • 1:20 - 2:00 Two groups visit 2 Junior three math classes.
  • 2:10-2:50 Three groups visit 3 Junior three math classes.
  • 3:00 - 4:00 UWO class meeting/discussion.
  • 4:15-5:15 Free time/Informal interaction with students
  • 5:30 - 6:30 Diner in the school
  • 7:00 Observe evening study sessions, return to ZISU
  • Bus for this day through ZISU
  • Accommodations at ZISU Hotel

29 MAY 2013

  • Morning Visit the Yellow Dragon Cave and climb the Baoshi Mountain.
  • Lunch at leisure
  • Afternoon class discussion V and Lesson Plan.
  • Dinner at leisure
  • 6:30 Farewell party, group presentation and awarding cultural topics.
  • Accommodations at ZISU

30 MAY 2013

  • Morning presentation of math lessons at HFLS
  • 9:30 Arrive at school
  • 9:45 - 10:25 Oshkosh students teach a lesson to 2 junior three classes.
  • 10:50- 11:30 Oshkosh students teach a math lesson to 3 junior two classes.
  • 11:50-12:30 Lunch in the teachers lunchroom.
  • 12:45 - 1:45 Oshkosh class meeting and discussion.
  • 2:00 Depart for ZISU
  • Group Dinner at Luowailou Caiguan
  • Evening Row Boat Ride on West Lake


31 MAY 2013

  • Morning flight to Beijing, transfer to/from airports in Hangzhou and Beijing
  • Lunch at leisure
  • Afternoon sightseeing in Beijing including a Hutong Tour and Bell Tower visit.
  • Dinner at leisure in Hutong area
  • Accommodation at 4-star hotel.  Students in multi-bedded rooms. 

1 JUNE 2013

  • Breakfast at Hotel.
  • Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jing Shan Park, including lunch, pearl factory visit
  • Students free for afternoon
  • Acrobatic Show and Peking Duck Dinner

2 JUNE 2013

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Morning visit to Temple of Heaven, lunch included, shopping at knock-off market
  • Dinner at leisure
  • Evening Travel by bus to Chengde
  • Accommodation  at 3-star hotel.

3 JUNE 2013 - Chengde (overnight at Jinshaling)

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Lunch included in day long tour
  • Tour of Monasteries around Chengde and summer palace, includes Putuo Zongcheng Temple, Puning Temple, and Mountain Retreat
  • Dinner at leisure
  • Evening bus travel to Jinshaling, (Great Wall)
  • Accommodation at 3-star hotel.  Students in multi-bedded rooms. 

4 JUNE 2013 (overnight in Beijing)

  • Breakfast at Hotel.
  • Morning hike along Great Wall from Jinshanling to Simatai
  • Lunch at Simatai
  • Afternoon bus return to Beijing
  • Group Farewell Dinner at Dazaimen
  • Accommodation at 3-star hotel. 
  • 5 JUNE 2013
  • Breakfast at Hotel.
  • Transfer hotel to airport
  • Flight to U.S.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh reserves the right to make changes to itineraries, travel arrangements, hotels, excursions, activities or other arrangements made necessary by factors beyond its control. On certain dates when some attractions or activities may not be available, UW Oshkosh reserves the right to substitute alternate attractions or activities.

airplanebulletpointFlight - Return


airplanebulletpointOshkosh - Return

Mode of transportation: school bus

Estimated date & time: TBA

Return Location: Parking Lot 30 (616 Pearl Ave, next to Gruenhagen)

Visas & Residence Permits


A visa is an endorsement or stamp placed by officials of a foreign country on a U.S. passport that makes it possible for the bearer to visit that foreign country. U.S. citizens and citizens from many other countries must apply for a visa prior to traveling to your host country.

Instructions related to the visa application are in the "STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION" section of this guide.

airplanePointerProof of Legal Entry & Stay

Foreigners are required to provide proof of legal entry and stay to authorities upon request. This means that as a foreigner, you will be required to carry the document/s listed below at all times. Check the Entry/Exit Requirements section of theU.S. State Department's Country-specific Informationfor your destination for details.


Chinese law requires that you carry an unexpired U.S. passport and either your Chinese visa (this is in your passport) or residence permit (this is for semester/year abroad students) at all times. Chinese authorities will not accept a photocopy of your passport or your residence permit. Additionally, Chinese authorities are entitled to carry out random checks for these documents. If you are not in compliance, you will be subject to fines, detention, and/or deportation. Do NOT carry your documents in a purse or pocket. You should carry these documents securely, for example, in a money belt.


Health Insurance

See our new "Insurance" page for details.

Emergency Contacts

In a life and death emergency ABROAD

U.S. Department of State Citizen Emergency Center (1-202-647-5225) will relay messages to the foreign Embassy. Embassy personnel may try to locate your student, pass on urgent messages and, consistent with the Privacy Act, report back.

To reach your student directly

If your student is staying in a hotel, use the hotel contact information listed on the web page for your student's program. The Office of International Education cannot give out private residence or homestay phone numbers unless authorized in advance by the student, but we will contact your student for you in an emergency.

To reach someone at UW Oshkosh during office hours (7:45 am - 4:30 pm M-F)

Office of International Education Phone: 1 (920) 424-0775
Jenna Graff: Director, Office of International Education -
Kelsey McDaniels, Study Abroad Advisor -
Mary Reinke: Program Manager -
Office of International Education Fax: 1 (920) 424-0185
Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor Phone: 1 (920) 424-1410
Office of the Provost & Vice Chancellor Phone: 1 (920) 424-0300

To reach someone at UW Oshkosh outside of normal office hours

University Police: 1 (920) 424-1216

To reach an on-site local contact, IN AN EMERGENCY ONLY.

UW Oshkosh faculty leaders will be staying in the same hotels as the students (see Accommodation above). Eric's cell: 011-86-131-6268-6375 and Jennifer's cell: 011-86-131-6268-6371

FJCCT/Classic China Travel - Bernard, Tel: 011-86-591-8727-9788; Fax:011-86-591-8767-0946; Cell: 011-86-137-6381-8199

Guide Shanghai- Maggie Wang, Tel: 011-86-138-1851-4085

Guide Hangzhou - Mr. Wan, Tel: 011-86-138-6745-1325


To help you prepare for your travel experience away, we'll begin with an orientation through which we'll share information on topics such as course registration & enrollment, flights, itineraries, housing, meals, emergency contacts, financial planning, program withdrawal, health & personal security, and travel.

Your orientation consists of:

  • required reading materials
  • required on-line presentation
  • orientation quiz submitted to the OIE
  • optional in-person Q&A
  • in-person orientation with program leaders or department advcoates (These may be required or optional, or may not be offered for your particular program; check your program web guide and/or with your program leader for more information.)

The orientation deadline for spring interim, summer and fall semester programs is the 1st Friday in April.

  • Participants who do not complete the orientation requirements prior to the orientation deadline will be removed from their programs. The withdrawal & refund policy will apply.
  • Share the this orientation with parents, spouses, and/or other family members who may also want to review the orientation. The orientation is open to anyone who would like to participate.


airplanebulletpointIn Person Q & A - OPTIONAL

The date below is what you will enter in the "Orientation" section of your online application!

Following completion of the on-line orientation, participants are invited to attend an OPTIONAL, in-person Q & A session on:

  • Spring Interim, Summer and Fall Semester programs: Saturday, 4/6/19, 9:00am-1:00pm, location TBA

Family member attendance at the Q & A session is invited and encouraged. Family members who plan to attend the Q & A session should understand that this will not replace the orientation outlined above. Family members should review the full orientation prior to attending in person.

airplanebulletpointReading Materials - REQUIRED

Before beginning your on-line orientation, review the materials listed below; you will refer to these materials during the on-line orientation. Share these materials with interested family members.

airplanebulletpointOn-line Orientation - REQUIRED

Schedule approximately 90 minutes to focus on your on-line orientation.

To access the on-line orientation

  • Open the study away orientation in PowerPoint.
  • Click on the "Slide Show" tab along the top menu.
  • Click on the "Custom Slide Show" menu item.
  • Choose your program.

airplanebulletOrientation Quiz - REQUIRED

Complete your orientation requirement by submitting this orientation quiz to the Office of International Education by the orientation deadline.


This page was last updated on: May 2, 2018