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Off-Campus Study & Exchanges

First-Year Experience in London

Orientation and Activities

GateThe First-Year Experience in London is designed to take advantage of the rich and varied resources of London and its surrounding areas, beginning with a detailed program orientation upon arrival. Skidmore's faculty directors will organize and sponsor a number of cultural and social events for our students. Many of these events will supplement the Scribner Seminar, while other events will provide students a chance to get to know London and each other. In addition, each IES course will include four or five field trips that will directly relate to and enhance the work students are doing in class. All of these activities are aimed at introducing students to the many faces of London.

Even before students travel to London, they will participate in a pre-departure orientation on Skidmore's campus in Saratoga Springs, NY. The pre-departure orientation for the fall 2014 program will begin on Monday, August 18, 2014. Students are expected to arrive on campus between 9:00-11:30 am on Monday, August 18th.

For those parents accompanying their students to campus, there will also be a parent orientation on the Skidmore campus on Monday, August 18th from 12:00-5:30 pm.