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At the beginning of each semester, Babson organizes a New Student Orientation for International Student Exchange Program participants in order to facilitate their transition to life in the U.S. and at Babson College. All exchange students are required to participate in this 1-4 day program.
During all orientation activities, exchange students will receive important information regarding the academic and community standards to which they will be held accountable during their exchange program at Babson College, as well as an overview of campus resources available to program participants. Additionally, information about the many opportunities available to get involved on campus and make the most of their exchange experience will be provided during Orientation. More specific information regarding the orientation program will be provided by in advance of the students’ arrival at Babson College.
In addition to the other scheduled activities and events, all exchange students are required to attend the mandatory immigration session organized specifically for international and exchange students, which will address important issues related to immigration status.
Undergraduate exchange students
Undergraduate exchange students will attend a 3-day Undergraduate New Student Orientation, which includes an introduction to academics at Babson as well as a Business Case Simulation, in which they will learn how case analyses and group work are integrated into the classroom.
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Graduate exchange students
All graduate exchange students will participate in a half-day Orientation which includes an introduction to campus resources and the classroom experience.
- Pre-MBA Orientation (optional): Additionally, graduate exchange students arriving for the Fall semester are strongly recommended to participate in the optional Pre-MBA Orientation. During this week-long program, they join other new international MBA students in activities and events designed to familiarize them with campus, the curriculum, student services, the Boston area, and of course their classmates. Activities have included an introduction to on-campus services; an introduction to policing and public safety in the U.S. and at Babson; library and campus tours; “Crossing Cultural Boundaries”; and a tour of Boston.
Babson Exchange Ambassadors (Undergraduate Exchange Only)
Additionally, the Glavin Office has developed an Exchange Ambassador program for its undergraduate exchange students. This program is designed to assist exchange students in adjusting academically, culturally, and socially to the United States and to Babson College. Exchange Ambassadors are available to answer many of the questions new students may have upon arrival and during their semester in the United States, as well as assist with difficulties new students encounter with communication, social relationships, academic classes and expectations, and general cultural changes. You will receive more information about the Exchange Ambassador program prior to your arrival.
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Laptop Requirements for Undergraduate Exchange Students*
All undergraduate exchange students will be required to pay a $700 USD refundable deposit for use of a laptop computer with Babson ready software for the duration of your stay. This money will be refunded to you in full at the conclusion of your exchange once the laptop is returned to the College.
*Please note that laptops are not provided by the College for graduate (MBA) students. Graduate exchange students will be responsible for bringing their own computer or using the public computers on campus.