As a requirement of participation in study abroad at UC San Diego students must first complete an online general orientation prior to departure. The orientation should take about an hour to complete, and participation will be recorded and is a requirement of study abroad.
DUE DATE TO COMPLETE THE ORIENTATION: December 15th of Fall Quarter (for Winter/Spring departures), and June 15th of Spring Quarter (for Summer/Fall Departures)
Directions to access the online orientation. Please read the following directions carefully:
Tips for success: Use a laptop or desktop computer. Mobile devices are not supported. Recommended browsers include Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. You may exit and re-enter the module at any time and resume where you left off. The self-check questions contained in the orientation are not graded; only your completion of the orientation will be recorded.
At the end of the orientation click on the Submit button to record your completion of the orientation. There is no need to contact the Study Abroad Office to confirm participation. (If you experience technical difficulties or trouble accessing the orientation, please contact the Study Abroad Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Moodle Link: https://moodle.ucsd.edu/
Access Code: 726
Thank you and enjoy the orientation!
The U.S. Department of State issues travel advisories whenever circumstances warrant them. You or your parents may reach the Bureau of Consular Affairs/Office of Emergency Citizen Services at 1-888-407-4747 for travel advisory information and any other consular service.
Consular Information Sheets, Travel Warnings and Public Announcements are also accessible through travel.state.gov. Similar information will be available at U.S. embassies and consulates abroad.
Armchair World: The well-informed traveler
Association for Safe International Road Travel
Overseas Security Advisory Council
USC SAFETI Clearinghouse
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Visa information for traveling to other countries
What’s Up with Culture? Online orientation
24-hour emergency number - (805) 893-4762
Programs Abroad Office front desk - (858) 534-1123 (Leave message after hours)
Global Seminar Students
Programs Abroad emergency number – (858) 688-2373
The Peace Corps sends about 5,000 Americans to a wide range of countries every year, and has some of the best training available to prepare their volunteers for some demanding conditions. Here are excerpts from their Pre-departure training handbooks that can be found at www.globaled.us/peacecorps.
Information on English-speaking doctors abroad (IAMAT) - (716) 754-4883
As you may also find in different areas of the US, attitudes and tolerance toward gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues vary from country to country. Some countries are more welcoming and legally protective than the US, while others may be less accepting and more restrictive. All students need to inform themselves of the legal issues related to sexuality and gender in other countries. LGBT students need to research the receptivity and social climate of the host country before going abroad.
NAFSA's Rainbow Special Interest Group
Web based information and resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered study abroad students run by an interest group from the national professional association for international education.
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
A US-based non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), IGLHRC effects their mission through advocacy, documentation, coalition building, public education, and technical assistance.
LGBT Resource Center at UCSD
The LGBT Resource Center provides a visible presence on campus and enhances a sense of connection and community among LGBT faculty, staff, students, alumni and the UCSD Community.
ILGA World Legal Survey
Featuring the most comprehensive laws affecting lesbians and gays around the world
The National Latino/a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Organization (LLEGÓ)
Good resource for Spanish speaking countries.