All UC students who participate in a study abroad program, or a UC-sponsored international experience, are required to attend a pre-departure orientation session and complete a set of emergency, health and liability forms. Faculty Program Directors should communicate with UC International Programs to identify a time for this pre-departure session, usually one month prior to the date of departure. International Programs staff members will present general information about study and travel abroad from the booklet Know Before You Go, and collect student forms, which are completed in duplicate. One set of paperwork will travel with the Program Director while the other remains on file with UC International. It is crucial to have these forms completed by all participants in the case of a medical emergency.