Thank you for participating in the Learning Abroad Center's affiliate orientation!
The affiliate orientation generally takes place from noon-4:30pm on the first Friday of December for students going abroad in the spring and the last Friday of April for students going abroad in the summer, fall, or academic year. Occasionally the LAC may request a program specific orientation if there are significant enrollments for a particular program. The LAC understands that traveling to the UofM requires a significant amount of staff time and resources. We invite you to base your decision to attend orientation on your resources and enrollments.
The orientation is usually structured as follows:
Lunch: You are invited to join Learning Abroad Center staff and your fellow affiliate colleagues for an optional, informal lunch. There is no formal program, only good conversation and delicious food.
Large group session (1 hour): All students participating in an upcoming affiliate program are invited to the large group session, facilitated by Learning Abroad Center staff. This session is optional for affiliates to attend. Staff will cover provide an overview of the affiliate orientation, administrative points, academics, finances (scholarships and financial aid process), culture learning, and the optional Global Identity course.
Affiliate breakout session (1 hour): Affiliates lead this session. All UofM students participating in an upcoming program through your organization are invited. A Learning Abroad Center staff member from your program team will attend to address any UofM-specific questions that arise. Suggested guidelines can be found below.
Country breakout session (1 hour): Affiliates are also invited to help Learning Abroad Center staff facilitate a country session. Exact country sessions are determined by student enrollment and past participant availability. Suggested topics can be found below.
Thank you for facilitating this session. We value your presence and your knowledge is critical in preparing students for their learning abroad experience. This information is not intended to be prescriptive; however, we would like to ensure consistency of information across all sessions.