Semester in Qatar: Pre-Departure and Arrival Information

Cultural orientation

A cultural orientation will be provided by both the Study Abroad Office and the Qatar Support Office in Evanston prior to travel, as well as on-site upon arrival. Counseling and cultural shock support is also available from NU-Q’s counseling and wellness office.

Passport and visa information

NU-Q staff will contact students to provide copies of relevant documents in advance of departure for Qatar in order to facilitate entry visas. Once in Doha, students will complete the remaining steps to attain a visa that allows their ongoing stay for study in Qatar. NU-Q staff will support students and absorb costs of this process, as well as offer continued support for instances of travel in and out of the country.

Arrival in Qatar

Upon arrival in Doha, students will be welcomed by NU-Q staff and transported to their on-campus accommodations. The first week is set aside for both housing and NU-Q orientation, allowing the student to learn more about their environment prior to the week of classes starting. Students will be paired with student ambassadors from NU-Q for additional support.



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