The Pre-Departure Training (PDT) is conducted every May for outgoing exchange students to orient them on the basics of exchanges, what to expect, and what is expected from them during their exchange period. The training orients students on using the academic handbook, attendance requirements and obtaining their SCOPE exchange certificate. Soft skills training are also held to orient students on topics such as visa and travel procedures, cultural ethics, external representation and communication skills.

Attendance of the PDT is mandatory for all outgoing students to assure a successful academic and cultural exchange.