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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 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.

Orientation Arrival Day

Fall 2015: Monday, August 24, 2015

Fall 2014: Monday, August 18, 2014

The pre-departure orientation for the London FYE program will begin on the Saratoga Springs campus. Students are expected to arrive on campus between 9:00-11:30 am on arrival day to check into the residence hall designated for the London FYE orientation.

You can find a tentative orientation schedule on Skidmore's main orientation website.

For those parents accompanying their students to campus, there will also be a parent orientation on the Skidmore campus on the first day of orientation (Monday) from 12:00-5:30 pm.

Questions regarding the London FYE orientation or arrival day should be directed to Kendra Nelson, London FYE Program Manager in Skidmore's Off-Campus Study & Exchanges, at or +1-518-580-5355