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University of California, Irvine 2

  1. 1. Education Abroad Program Pre-Departure Orientation Spring 2002 WELCOME!
  2. 2. Welcome from Faculty Director Professor Gail Hart
  3. 3. EAP Pre-Departure Process…What do I need to do? <ul><li>Read and re-read Selection Letter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EAP Packet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orientations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Country Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. EAP Questions??? <ul><li>EAP General Information Guide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Table of Contents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save Your Life Information (front inside cover) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Country-specific Student Guide (Can download from EAP web site) </li></ul><ul><li>EAP web site (Country page and others) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UCI Contact Information (also in Appendix IV) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EAP Packet (visa, arrival, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>CIE Web site </li></ul>
  5. 5. Things to Know Before You Go <ul><li>If abroad during the academic year: </li></ul><ul><li>Do not register for Fall Quarter 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Do not pay ZotBill for Fall Quarter 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Do not leave unpaid bills at UCI </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone: </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t petition to graduate while on EAP </li></ul><ul><li>Inform CIE and UCI of address, phone, and e-mail changes (before, during, and after EAP) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Academics <ul><li>Before Departure - Get the Credit You Deserve </li></ul><ul><li>While Abroad - Study List - General Petition - Student Course Information Form - Registering at UCI from abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Upon Return </li></ul>
  7. 7. EAP Fees <ul><li>Financial Information </li></ul><ul><li>Country-specific Student Guide (in Packet) </li></ul><ul><li>EAP web site (Under “Finances”) </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet Sample Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>Payment Coupons (Tear out of Student Guide and mail to UOEAP, Not UCI!) </li></ul><ul><li>Student Address/Information Form </li></ul><ul><li>Pay ALL of your bills (at UCI and abroad) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Financial Aid <ul><li>UCI Financial Aid & UOEAP Student Finances </li></ul><ul><li>How is aid calculated = Program Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Check with UCI Financial Aid Office to see if your file is complete </li></ul><ul><li>How do you receive aid? </li></ul><ul><li>- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) </li></ul><ul><li>- Student Address/Information Form </li></ul><ul><li>When do you receive aid? </li></ul><ul><li>- Disbursement schedule </li></ul>
  9. 9. $$ Money $$ <ul><li>Wake up! This section is for ALL students </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing money from abroad - EAP web site </li></ul><ul><li>- CIE web site </li></ul><ul><li>Guides & Returned students </li></ul><ul><li>Power of Attorney </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange $50-100 US to local currency before you go </li></ul>
  10. 10. Housing While Abroad <ul><li>Housing options vary by country </li></ul><ul><li>Options in Country-specific Student Guide and EAP web site </li></ul><ul><li>If choices are available, talk to returned students and ask returnees at your country orientation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Housing upon return to UCI <ul><li>On-Campus Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Different procedures for summer, fall, and year participants </li></ul><ul><li>Check CIE Web site for details while abroad </li></ul><ul><li>You MUST use your UCI e-mail account </li></ul><ul><li>Adhere to ALL Housing deadlines (strict!) </li></ul><ul><li>Off-Campus Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Use the CA Housing Bulletin Board, linked to the EAP web site </li></ul>
  12. 12.  Health <ul><li>Read section in General Information Guide, Country-specific Student Guide, EAP web site , and Health Travel Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Health Clearance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due at UOEAP no later than 30 days prior to departure! </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. EAP Health Insurance <ul><li>Insurance Details </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically included in EAP fees </li></ul><ul><li>Worldwide coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Keep all medical receipts (even if you don’t pay for anything) </li></ul><ul><li>Claim Form </li></ul><ul><li>Extension of Coverage </li></ul>
  14. 14. UCI Health Insurance <ul><li>USHIP - UCI Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>EAP Insurance automatically substitutes for USHIP insurance while on EAP </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT apply to waive out for the term(s) you are on EAP </li></ul><ul><li>To waive out of USHIP for when you return to UCI, check SHS web site </li></ul><ul><li>Gap in Insurance coverage </li></ul>
  15. 15. Going International Safely <ul><li>EAP Updates on Security Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Why health and safety are different when you are abroad </li></ul>
  16. 16. Health & Safety Tips <ul><li>Know what to expect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The World at Your Fingertips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read your EAP General Info and Country-specific Student Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Think about emergencies before they happen - Where to go? Who to contact? </li></ul><ul><li>Be alert to your surroundings </li></ul><ul><li>Try to blend in </li></ul>
  17. 17. “ The world is a book ~ those who stay at home read only one page.” ~ St. Augustine Refreshments are in the foyer Thanks for coming!

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