Freshman Orientation

Orientation Days – the wonderful new and exciting time when accepted students get to experience Truman State University for the first time as a college student.  It is a time when students get to meet new people, make friends and choose their classes.  Their parents that accompany them get to sit in on some insightful and fact-filled informational sessions, learning about some of the programs that Truman has to offer while asking questions and getting them answered by the awesome orientation leaders and speakers.

This is where the Center for International Education comes in.  Here at the study abroad office, we get to host a session on Diversity with the Multicultural Affairs Center.  I get to explain to parents how the study abroad program here at Truman works, talk about the different types of programs we have to offer, and answer any questions that might arise regarding scholarships, length of programs, and the sort.

“Orientation Day!! Met new people and learned new things about Study Abroad that will help me in the future. Yay cultures!!”

Our new Upward Bound summer intern, Jojo Scott got to sit in on our diversity session yesterday. She says, “Orientation Day!! Met new people and learned new things about Study Abroad that will help me in the future.  Yay cultures!!”

I love being able to brag about how studying abroad is truly a great opportunity.  As the world is becoming more globally interconnected, it is becoming crucial to have this experience.  So for those of you reading this blog, whether it is because you have already studied abroad or because you have an interest and strong desire to, we at the study abroad office support you!

-Amanda, Student Worker

Jojo, Femi, Susanne and Amanda prsenting on Diversity at Truman's Freshman Orientation

Jojo, Femi, Susanne and Amanda prsenting on Diversity at Truman’s Freshman Orientation



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