Fall and Academic Year Students – The IES Abroad orientation program starts in London, and is designed specifically for direct enrollment students. The orientation program introduces you to St. Catherine’s, your fellow students, and to London. You also become acquainted with the teaching methods of British professors and begin your 3-credit, pre-semester tutorial.
Our Comprehensive Orientation & Re-Entry Experience (CORE™) begins right when you arrive and continues through the semester with activities focusing on academic and cultural adjustment. Detailed information about housing, public transportation, culture, health and safety, and other important topics are also covered.
Following the IES Abroad orientation in London, you participate in an orientation program at St. Catherine’s that covers topics like accommodation, academic policies, registration, student life, travel, and safety.
Spring Students – Fly into London, stay the night, and join the IES Abroad orientation in London. Then travel by coach to Oxford to participate in an orientation by St. Catherine’s that covers topics like accommodation, academic policies, registration, student life, travel, and safety.