Attend the Pre-Departure Orientation. This event is MANDATORY and occurs each semester. OCS will inform you of the date (required).
Create a College of Wooster e-portfolio, and upload your application essay questions and resume prior to departure (required).
Complete the Emergency Information Card and submit it to the OCS director prior to your Pre-Departure Orientation (required).
Research the health and safety recommendations and requirements for your destination. Make an appointment to meet with your home doctor, the county health department, or the Student Wellness Center. Note: If you make an appointment with the Student Wellness Center, you must bring with you your current vaccinations, a printout of CDC recommendations, and a printout of U.S. Department of State health and safety recommendations for your location of study.
Course selection: Talk with your advisor and department chairperson to obtain pre-approval for courses that you intend to transfer towards major, minor or graduation requirements.
Read the following documents available on the OCS website, and be aware of your responsibilities. Discuss the information with your parent/guardian.
Get a passport if you are leaving the country and you do not already have one that will be valid through your stay abroad (and several months after your return). Be sure to verify your country's requirements. Some will require you to obtain a visa. Visa application procedures for some countries have become more complex, so check with your program and the OCS Director for more information.
Check your health insurance coverage. If your program does not require you to purchase additional coverage, check with the OCS Director to see if you must purchase coverage through The College of Wooster.
If you will be a first-semester senior upon your return to campus, send a Library Carrel form to Andrews Library.
Internships: Check with the OCS Director and your home department to see if your off-campus internship will count for academic credit.
Field Research: Any student conducing research on human subjects should remember to review the College's policy on Human Subjects Research and apply for approval if necessary.
Check your Wooster e-mail account. OCS and other offices on campus will be in contact with you to provide you with important information and deadlines.
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