Pre-Departure Orientation is mandatory for any student going abroad on an associated UCCS program. 2 orientations are held each year; one session in the Fall for all students going abroad over Winter Break or in the Spring Semester, and one session in the Spring for all students going abroad in the Summer, Fall or next Academic Year. An RSVP is usually sent out about 1 month or sooner in advance for students to plan accordingly. Students are also invited to bring parents, guardians or anyone else invested in their abroad program to come! Those participating on a Faculty or Staff-Led program or individual student trip will have an individual orientation with their group, which will be communicated to their by their group leader or the Education Abroad team accordingly.