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Predeparture Planning

Congratulations on deciding to spend your next semester or year studying off-campus!  We think you’ll find it to be a stimulating, challenging, and rewarding experience.  We hope that your sojourn away from Colorado College becomes one of many to all corners of the world, and that you choose to continue your study of other cultures and languages when you return to Colorado College.

The process of preparing for a time off-campus goes beyond just packing. There are logistical things to be taken care of on campus, as well as preparation for cultural and language learning.

Logistical Planning

Prep List

Packing List

Disability Accommodations and Off-Campus Study

Safety Issues for Women Travelers

LBGTQ Issues and Resources Abroad

CC Housing After Studying Off-Campus

Smart Traveler Enrollment Plan (STEP)

Voting Overseas


Cultural and Language Learning Prep 

CC Language Learning Opportunities, predeparture and post-reentry

Language Learning Strategies to Prepare Yourself

Basic Things To Know Before You Go / Strategies for Interaction Abroad 

What’s Up With Culture? (self-guided course for preparing for cultural learning)

Responding To Stereotypes About You

Culture-Specific Learning