I am going to be studying abroad in a program that is 4 weeks long. The problem is that it completely clashes with all of the July orientations. I can either leave the program early to go to the last orientation in July or finish the program and go to the one in August.
The advisors at Binghamton strongly recommended that I go to the ones in July.
For anyone who has gone to the orientations, how important is it that I go in July? What are the drawbacks of going in August?