We encourage all students to attend a general information session (GIS) so that they are fully aware of the program options available to them. The GIS is a students first advising appointment. The sessions are facilitated by a study abroad advisor and discuss study abroad program options, financial aid & scholarships, housing, and academic approval. This is the perfect opportunity to find out all you ever wanted to know about study abroad. Information sessions are held every Monday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in the Education Abroad office (Room 122 at 817 W. Franklin St). For more information please visit: http://www.global.vcu.edu/abroad/students/planning.html#1.