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Pre-departure advice

Pre-departure programme for students going out during the 2018/19 academic year and summer as well as study abroad for a full year 2019/2020.

If you're not an experienced traveller, we're here to support as best we can. We believe that your experience will be a much better one if you are properly prepared and so we offer a comprehensive pre-departure programme for all our outbound students. Some of our sessions are specific to the scheme you are participating in and some are general ones. 

All of our pre-departure sessions are compulsory so do let us know if you can’t make it.

Please note: Students studying abroad in semester 2 only will attend most of these sessions during semester 1 2019/20.

Session 

Date

Time

Location

Intercultural competencies and representing LJMU

10 April 2019

TBC

TBC

Safety and wellbeing for study abroad students

3 April 2019

TBC

TBC

Health and safety for Global Citizen and Global Scholar students

3 April 2019

TBC

TBC

Paperwork session for all study abroad full year and semester 1 only

27 March 2019

TBC

TBC

What next? Study abroad students semester 2 only

20 March 2019

TBC

TBC

Session details:

Intercultural competencies and representing LJMU

In this session we will talk about culture shocks, integrating with the local community and making the most of your experience. The session also covers what we expect from students when representing LJMU abroad and promoting go abroad to other students.

Safety and wellbeing for study abroad students

This session will cover advice on insurance and health as well as mental wellbeing such as homesickness. The session will also cover risk assessment, safe travelling and staying streetwise while abroad.

Paperwork session for all study abroad full year and semester 1 only

Students will receive guidance on funding paperwork requirements such as the LJMU travel Award and Erasmus+. The session will also cover specific application advice for non-European partner universities.

Health and safety for Global Citizen and Global Scholar students

This session covers inoculations and health issues related to more exotic and/or rural locations as well as personal wellbeing. Students will be introduced to risk assessment and safe travelling advice.

What next? Study abroad students semester 2 only

This session gives you a chance to meet the study abroad team and discuss any early concerns you might have. This is an informal session and there will be plenty of time to ask questions and connect with the other students going to your country/host university.

Contact us

Contact us by email goabroad@ljmu.ac.uk or call us today on 0151 904 6470.

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