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 2022 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 11

Global Insider Second Edition: Tuesday, February 1

Global Insider Third Edition: Tuesday, March 1

Global Insider Fourth Edition: Tuesday, April 5

 

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 online orientation.

Click HERE to learn more!

 

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.

Tuesday, January 18 | 12PM-1PM | Registration Closed

 

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 25 | 1PM-2PM | Watch on Webex

 

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.

Tuesday, February 15 | 12PM-1PM | Watch on Webex

 

International Student Tax Workshop

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

Thursday, March 10 | 11AM-1PM | Watch 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 22 | 1PM-2PM | Watch 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, March 31 | 11AM-12PM | Watch 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.

Thursday, February 10 | 1PM - 2PM | Watch 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, March 3 | 1PM - 2PM | Watch 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.

Thursday, April 7 | 1PM - 2PM | Register on Webex

 

 

Social & Cultural Exchange

 

 

Persian New Year Norooz Celebration

Join the International Services Office (ISO) and the Iranian Student Association (IRSA) to celebrate Norooz! Norooz, known as the Persian New Year, marks the start of spring and is celebrated in various countries. This event will feature live entertainment, a wonderful haft-seen table display, and delicious Persian dinner and desserts!

Friday, March 25 | 7PM - 11:30PM | University Student Center Grand Ballroom | Registration Closed

 

Through My Lens Photo Contest & Showcase!

Join us in celebrating your international experiences by entering your photos to win some amazing prizes!

Photo Contest Deadline | Monday, March 28 | Submissions Closed

Photo Contest Showcase | Tuesday, April 19 | 1PM - 3PM Register on Eventbrite

 

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 :)

 

Virtual Meet-Up & Trivia: Friday, January 21 | 1 PM | Registration Closed

Natural History Museum: Friday, February 4 | 12PM | Registration Closed

Textile Museum Tour: Friday, February 18 | 11:45AM | Registration Closed