Plan ahead: Inform yourself on opportunities ahead of time. As you explore all of the opportunities available to you, notate special event dates, and timeline and deadline reminders on your educational plan
Note time commitments: Time commitments may be up to a year in length and require that one plan time for program involvement into their schedule each week.
Allow time for application processes: Leadership opportunities often require an application process where only a limited number of applicants are accepted, so you want to give yourself plenty of preparation time for completing applications.
Plan for related coursework: For example, if you are planning to participate in a study abroad program, you may want to plan for courses in the language or a region of interest.
Note specific courses included in program information (Education Abroad for example)