Preparing for Departure

Congratulations on your decision to study off-campus! Once your application has been confirmed and accepted by the Office of International Programs (OIP) and your program provider, you may start preparing for your term off-campus. 

If you have questions as you prepare for your term off-campus, we encourage you to contact an OIP staff member. Please feel free to make an advising appointment or contact the OIP via email or telephone (864-597-4430).

Contact a Global Ambassador

Global Ambassadors are a select group of students who have been abroad and who can talk with you about the experience and answer your questions.

Before You Leave

Click the link above to learn more about important material requirements you must complete before you leave Wofford, in addition to important pre-departure information about course registration, studying abroad during Interim, billing, financial aid, and residence life.

Ongoing Orientation 

The OIP offers extensive pre-departure programs and orientations designed to prepare students for their off-campus study experiences.

Health and Safety 

Student health, safety, and wellness are essential to having a positive, impactful off-campus study experience.

Identity Resources 

Fostering and supporting students with diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences plays an important role in preparing to study off-campus. The OIP is here to support you every step of the way.

Travel Tips 

For many students, studying off-campus may be the first time they have traveled independently. See the above link for some helpful travel tips.


Learning more about your program's budget and planning for currency exchange rates, among other important financial considerations, are important parts of the pre-departure process.


While institutional and financial aid may transfer toward a semester off-campus (institutional aid only applies to the student's first semester off-campus), there are other additional funding opportunities, including, travel grants and scholarships, for which students may apply and be considered.

Study Abroad Blogs

Each semester, current students studying off-campus volunteer to serve as International Programs bloggers.