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


SPRING 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, January 12

Global Insider Second Edition: Tuesday, February 2

Global Insider Third Edition: Tuesday, March 2

Global Insider Fourth Edition: Tuesday, April 6

Global Insider Fifth Edition: Tuesday, May 4

Orientation & Adjustment

Semester Kickoff Webinar: Live Q & A with the ISCAs

GW International Students! The ISO invites you to join us for our spring 2021 semester kick-off webinar! At the webinar, the International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCA) will lead engaging discussions about the international student experience (covering the undergraduate and graduate student experiences) at GW, share effective virtual learning success tips for the spring semester, talk about safety precautions for students on and off campus, and answer all your questions.
Thursday, January 7 | 12PM | A recording of the webinar is available here!

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.

Thursday, January 21 | 1PM | A recording of the webinar is available here!

 

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, January 26 | 12PM | A recording of the webinar is available here!

 

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, March 10 | 12PM | Register on Webex

 

International Students Tax Webinar

Join the ISO and the GW Tax Department to learn about how to correctly file your taxes as an international student.

Thursday, March 11 | 12PM | 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, March 30 | 12PM | 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.

Thursday, April 1 | 12PM | Register on Webex

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.

Tuesday, February 9 | 1PM | 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.

Wednesday, February 24 | 1PM | 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, March 9 | 12PM | Register on Webex

Social & Cultural Exchange

Join the International Student Community Ambassadors every Friday for fun virtual activities and interesting conversations! There will be games and trivia, movie nights, speed meet-and-greets, music & talent showcase, world food parties, and so much more! The perfect way to end your week is a Friday Funday with the ISCAs :)

Friday Funday - Speed Meet & Greet: Friday, January 15 | 3PM | Register on Zoom

Friday Funday - Among Us Game Night: Friday, January 22 | 3PM | Register on Zoom

Friday Funday - Kahoot! Game Night: Friday, January 29 | 3PM | Register on Zoom

Friday Funday - Zumba on Zoom: Friday, February 5 | 3PM | Register on Zoom

GW Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration: Thursday, February 11 | 12PM | Register on Eventbrite

Friday Funday - MTV Cribs: Fridge Edition: Friday, February 12 | 3PM | Register on Zoom

Friday Funday - African American History Museum Tour: Friday, February 19 | 2PM | Registration link coming soon

Friday Funday - Kennedy Center Tour: Friday, February 26 | 2PM | Registration link coming soon

Friday Funday - Cherry Blossoms Jefferson Memorial Picnic: Friday, April 2 | 1PM | Registration link coming soon