EVENTS & PROGRAMS 

The International Services Office (ISO) is committed to improving the student life experience of all GW international students and scholars through programming and hosts ~80 events each academic year.

 

The ISO’s Programming is intentionally built around 4 support areas for international students, which include:

 

1. Orientation and Adjustment

2. Immigration Support

3. Professional and Career Support

4. Social and Cultural Exchange


FALL 2022 EVENTS

The International Services Office (ISO) is committed to providing support and resources to all GW international students and scholars this fall. We are HERE for YOU! We invite you to connect with us in-person this semester.

ISO Global Insider Newsletter

To keep up with the latest news for the GW international community, we encourage you to sign up for the ISO’s monthly newsletter. The Global Insider newsletter will include important news, immigration updates, event announcements, interesting student stories, fun self-care activities, and so much more! Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter here!

Global Insider First Edition: Tuesday, August 30

Global Insider Second Edition: Tuesday, October 4

Global Insider Third Edition: Tuesday, November 1

Global Insider Fourth Edition: Tuesday, December 6

 

Orientation & Adjustment

New International Student Pre-Arrival & Orientation

GW International Students! Newly admitted Spring 2022 GW students in F-1 Student and J-1 Student status are required to complete orientation and a mandatory online check-in. We also have fun and engaging pre-arrival and orientation week events for you to join, be sure to register below!

Pre-Arrival New International Student Webinar | Thursday August 11 | 9:30AM EST | Registration Closed

New International Student Orientation | Lisner Auditorium| Tuesday, August 23 | 10AM | Registration Closed

GW Foggy Bottom Campus Tour | Tuesday, August 23 | 1PM | Registration Closed

Kennedy Center Tour | Wednesday, August 24 | 11AM | Registration Closed

Museum of Natural History Visit | Thursday, August 25 | 11AM | Registration Closed

Wise & Well: Staying Safe @ GW| Friday, August 26 | 2PM | Registration Closed

Click HERE to learn more about orientation!

 

Curricular Practical Training

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop 1

Do you plan to work or participate in internships during your time as an international student at GW? We invite you to join this in-person workshop hosted by the ISO’s expert advisors to learn how to obtain work authorization while on an F-1 visa.

Wednesday, September 7 | 2PM-3:30PM | Continental Ballroom | Register on Eventbrite

 

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop 1

Are you interested in employment in the U.S. following completion of your program? We invite you to join this in-person workshop hosted by the ISO’s expert advisors to learn how to obtain post-graduation work authorization while on an F-1 visa.

Wednesday, September 21 | 2PM-3:30PM | Continental Ballroom | Register on Eventbrite

 

J-1 Employment & Academic Training Webinar

This webinar is for J-1 international students only. Join this in-person workshop to learn about employment and academic training opportunities as well as how to maintain your status while working. J-2 work authorization procedures will also be discussed.

Tuesday, October 11 | 2PM-3PM | USC 309 | Registration Coming Soon

 

Legal Resources for GW International Student Entrepreneurs Webinar

Join the ISO and the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship virtually to learn about legal resources for GW International student entrepreneurs.

Thursday, October 13 | 2PM - 3PM | Webex Registration Coming Soon

 

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop 2

Are you interested in employment in the U.S. following completion of your program? We invite you to join this in-person workshop hosted by the ISO’s expert advisors to learn how to obtain post-graduation work authorization while on an F-1 visa.

Wednesday, November 9 | 2PM - 3:30PM | USC 309 | Registration Coming Soon

 

 

All About Networking

All About Networking

Join the International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCAs) to learn about the #1 job search strategy: networking! We will help you identify strategies to develop your verbal communication skills so that you can effectively promote yourself to potential employers. We will also discuss tips for networking online, particularly on LinkedIn.

Thursday, September 15 | 2PM - 3PM | Register on Webex

 

Job & Internship Search Process

Join the International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCA) for this webinar about the job and internship search process in the current environment. We will discuss useful tips and share resources on how to effectively search and apply for jobs and internships in this new reality.

Thursday, September 29 | 2PM - 3PM | Register on Webex

 

Ace Your Interviews

Join the International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCA) to learn about effective preparation tips and communication strategies that will increase your confidence and help you stand out at virtual and in-person job interviews.

Tuesday, October 18 | 2PM - 3PM | Webex Registration Coming Soon

 

Financial Literacy Webinar 

Join the ISO and the Global Financial Literacy Excellence center to learn about financial literacy for international students!

Tuesday, November 8 | 2pm - 3pm | Webex Registration Coming Soon

 

Social & Cultural Exchange

 

 

ISO Mocktails Social

Get ready to connect! Kick off the semester with the ISO and the ISCAs by enjoying great food, drinks, art, and people from all over the world while enjoying the beautiful scenery at the GW Textile Museum.

Thursday, September 1 | 3PM - 5PM | Textile Museum | Register on Eventbrite

 

World Tour

Take a trip around the world! Join the ISO to celebrate different countries and cultures in Kogan Plaza. Enjoy activities, games, prizes, cool displays, and so much more!

Friday, October 7 | Kogan Plaza | 3PM - 5PM | Registration Coming Soon

 

Friday Fundays

Join the International Student Community Ambassadors on Fridays for fun virtual activities and interesting conversations! The perfect way to end your week is a Friday Funday with the ISCAs :)

 

Botanical Gardens: Friday, September 9 | 12 PM | Register on Eventbrite

Hirshorn Museum: Friday, September 23 | 12PM | Register on Eventbrite

Halloween with the ISCAs | Thursday, October 20 | 3PM | Registration Coming Soon

 

Find Your Zen

Join the ISO and the ISCAs to find your zen before the busy holiday/finals season! Recharge with delicious treats, calming activities, and connect with the GW international community!

Thursday, November 17 | 3pm | USC | Registration Coming Soon