Get Started Sessions provide the basic information necessary for students to begin the study abroad program selection and application process. Attendance at ONE of these sessions is required of all students wishing to study abroad/off-campus on an affiliated semester/academic year program. In order to maximize advising meetings, Get Started Sessions are required before semester/academic year study abroad students can meet with a Study Abroad Advisor.

NOTE: Attendance at a Get Started Session is not required for Lafayette-run interim and semester programs (Lafayette in London, Lafayette in Costa Rica, and engineering).

When Should You Attend? 

It is advisable to attend a GSS just as you are beginning to consider your study abroad options. Sessions focus heavily on how to select a program, important policies /procedures, and the application timeline. These topics are best explored as early as possible in the study abroad process.

Get Started Session Schedule 

The schedule can be found on our Calendar of Events. Students who are unable to attend any of the offered times should contact Sarah Ye at for a recording.