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Congratulations and welcome to the Marist-LdM family! You are about to embark on an amazing experience and incredible opportunity. You will get the most out of your time abroad if you find out as much as you can about your host country and culture. Anticipate questions and situations that may arise before you leave: sources of information could be returnees, web sites, tourist and travel organizations, native faculty or students, friends, and relatives. 

You’ll also find many of the answers to your questions on this page of the Marist-LdM website. We have compiled information for you and your family to prepare you for this incredible experience. Some students prefer not to do a lot of research and enjoy unexpected discoveries on site – sort of like jumping into cold water!  Regardless of the amount of research you do, and the answers you find, returned students advise: “Expect the unexpected!”  However you approach preparing to go abroad, ENJOY the adventure!