Centre for International Experience

Pre-Departure Sessions

If you are participating in a program run through the Centre for International Experience, you have a variety of pre-departure workshops and training sessions available to you!  Some of the sessions are optional while others are mandatory, so please check carefully to ensure that you are signing up for all required sessions.

Safety Abroad Workshop

All students participating in a CIE-run program, are required to attend a Safety Abroad Workshop. If you do not attend a Safety Abroad Workshop, you will be removed from your program.

Safety Abroad Workshops cover many travel related topics, including:

  • understanding safety issues and risk while abroad,
  • U of T's Emergency Abroad Response System,
  • cross-cultural awareness,
  • culture shock, and
  • re-entry shock.

Please ensure that you sign up for a workshop as soon as you are nominated for a program. You can find a full list of Safety Abroad Workshops in the Safety Abroad Office section of CIE's website.

In preparation for your Safety Abroad Workshop, you should review the Department of Foreign Affairs' Travel Reports and Warnings for the countries you will be travelling to.

Please Note: You must arrange to stay for the entire session. You will not be allowed to enter if you are late and you will not be permitted to leave early.

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Transfer Credit Information Session

All FAS & UTM students participating in a CIE exchange program are required to attend an information session on transfer credit rules, procedures and pre-approvals.


For more information, see the full list of transfer credit session dates.


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