On-site orientation sessions will be held for all students during the week prior to or the week following the beginning of classes. Orientation is conducted in a relaxed informal atmosphere in which you will get the chance to meet the director and/or staff and other students on the program. ORIENTATION SESSIONS ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL STUDENTS. During orientation sessions, information relative to safety, transportation, health, choice of courses and extracurricular activities, university registration and cultural issues will be imparted—it is of the utmost importance that students not miss this session, for there is no possibility to repeat all this information to each individual student. Please consult the calendar for dates, and contact the Director to confirm orientation dates when making arrival plans.