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 2021 EVENTS

The International Services Office (ISO) is committed to providing support and resources to all GW international students and scholars this spring. We are HERE for YOU! We invite you to connect with us VIRTUALLY 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 31

Global Insider Second Edition: Tuesday, October 5

Global Insider Third Edition: Tuesday, November 2

Global Insider Fourth Edition: Tuesday, December 7

Orientation & Adjustment

New International Student Orientation

GW International Students! Newly admitted Summer & Fall 2021 GW students in F-1 Student and J-1 Student status are required to complete the New International Student Orientaton.
Tuesday, August 24 | 10AM | Click HERE to learn more and register today!

Curricular Practical Training

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Webinar 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 webinar hosted by the ISO’s expert advisors to learn how to obtain work authorization while on an F-1 visa.

Wednesday, September 8 | 2PM | Register on WebEx

 

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Webinar 1

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

Tuesday, September 14 | 1PM | Register on WebEx

 

Legal Resources for GW International Student Entrepreneurs Webinar

Many of the most innovative and fastest growing businesses in the U.S. have been founded by foreign nationals working or studying in the United States. The GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in partnership with the ISO will host this brief virtual lecture on general guidance for how current international students can navigate the U.S. immigration system. This lecture will discuss the immigration options available to GW international students as they pursue their entrepreneurial dreams through creating a business or start up.

Wednesday, October 6 | 10AM | Register on Eventbrite

 

J-1 Employment & Academic Training Webinar

This webinar is for J-1 international students only. Join the ISO 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.

Wednesday, October 13 | 11AM | Register on WebEx

 

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Webinar 2

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

Tuesday, November 9 | 1PM | Register on WebEx

 

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Webinar 2

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

Wednesday, November 10 | 12PM | Register on WebEx

All About Networking

Academic Integrity for International Students Webinar

Join the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities (SRR) to learn everything you need to know about maintaining academic integrity during your time at GW.

Wednesday, September 22 | 2PM | Register on WebEx

 

Networking Tips for International Students Webinar

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 23 | 1PM | Register on WebEx

 

Job & Internship Search Webinar

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, October 21 | 2PM | Register on WebEx

 

Ace Your Interviews Webinar

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.

Thursday, November 11 | 11AM | Register on WebEx

 

Social & Cultural Exchange

Friday Fundays

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

Friday, September 10

Friday, September 17

Friday, September 24

 

China Fest Celebration

Join the ISO and Chinese Student & Scholar Association (CSSA) to celebrate China Fest with delicious food and entertaining performances.

Friday, October 15 | 2PM

 

International Education Week Celebration

The ISO is proud to join educational institutions across the world to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) 2021, an initiative developed by the U.S. State Department to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide!

The ISO will be commemorating this celebration through a series of events and you are specially invited to join us all week long!

Monday, November 15 - Friday, November 19

 

ISO All-Access

JWrap up the semester at ISO All-Access. Talk to an ISO advisor, get a travel signature on the spot, chat with the ISO Director about your student experience, work on a therapeutic art project, and interact with an International Student Community Ambassador and get your resume reviewed! You can also visit our reflection corner and celebrate all you have accomplished this semester!

Wednesday, December 8 | 12PM