Study Abroad and Exchanges


Pre-departure Briefing

Before you go on an exchange you must attend a Pre-departure Briefing which is organised by the Student Mobility Team. The briefing will provide you with the supporting information you need for a successful exchange.

Among other things, supporting information and advice provided at the briefing will include:

  • Erasmus Programme financial information
  • Newcastle University Student Health and Travel Insurance Policy information
  • safety advice
  • general travel advice
  • risk assessment guidance
  • your responsibilities as an exchange student
  • how to deal with culture shock

You will also be provided with:

  • outgoing student handbook
  • Newcastle University insurance policy documents
  • Erasmus Programme required documentation
  • general University documentation
  • student safety pack