The OCS Office offers a series of workshops to prepare students for upcoming study abroad experiences. All meetings are presented by OCS staff and a panel of current students and include snacks.

See Teaching and Learning on OCS and Travel Planning for materials from past sessions.

Direct Enrollment

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 5-6 pm, Leighton 236

Presentation to prepare you for your direct enrollment program – one that includes direct enrollment in courses offered by universities abroad. Housing, course selection tips, teaching styles and grading, as well as engaging in extra-curricular activities and planning an active social life will be discussed by returning students and OCS staff. (RSVP to hkaufman)

How My Identities Translate Abroad

Tuesday, May 17, 5:30-6:30 pm, Leighton 236

What is my level of comfort with my identities? Are they likely to evolve in a new environment? How are my identities perceived in my host country? What kind of stereotypes are there? Do I need to prepare myself for an identity shift? In this meeting we will discuss these and other questions and develop strategies to construct supportive community/communities abroad. Returning Carleton students and OCS staff will co-lead the meeting.

(RSVP to hkaufman)

Field and Independent Research

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 5-6 pm, Leighton 236

Designed for students participating in programs with an independent or field research component, this meeting will get you thinking about your proposed projects and how you’ll carry them out. You will leave with tips on connecting your field experience to future research opportunities at Carleton and beyond.

(RSVP to nziegler)

Travel 101

Monday, May 23, 4:30-5:30, Leighton 304

Traveling abroad for the first time or the first time in a while? Spend an hour learning about travel nuts and bolts, from basics like purchasing plane tickets and avoiding fraud, to more advanced topics like traveling with sustainability in mind and cultivating a mindset that leads to cultural engagement and personal growth.

(RSVP to nziegler)