Events & Programs

Fall 2018 Events 

International Students: U.S. Job Search Success      

What: Understand the U.S. job market and increase your competitiveness by learning job search strategies for success. Specialized international student job search resources will be reviewed, and participants will craft and practice their professional introduction to employers.

When: Thursday, September 6      

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm  

Where: Marvin Center Room 309      

Register on Handshake

 

International Students Mocktails Social       

What: Enjoy the beautiful scenery at the GW Textile Museum, feast on foods, drinks, and music from all over the world, meet the International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCAs), learn about several international student organizations, and mingle with other international students.

When: Friday, September 7         

Time: 3pm - 5pm

Where: GW Textile Museum (701 21st NW)

Register on Handshake

 

Immigration Legal Clinic        

Co-sponsored by the ISO and Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

What: This clinic will discuss the immigration options available to GW international students as they pursue their entrepreneurial dreams through creating a business or start up. Attendees will get an overview presentation of the immigration options for international student entrepreneurs and have one-on-one consultations with greater DC area immigration attorneys.

When: Friday, September 14              

Time: 9am - 12pm           

Where: Marvin Center Room 307      

Register on Eventbrite

 

China Fest       

Co-sponsored by ISO and Chinese Students & Scholars Association (CSSA)

What: This event showcases Chinese culture through food, dance, music, and a variety of activities.

When: Wednesday, September 19

Where: Kogan Plaza

 

Library Coffee Hour 

Co-sponsored by ISO and Gelman Resource Center

What: Join the International Services Office (ISO) and the Global Resources Center (GRC) of the Gelman Library for coffee and snacks while learning about the GRC's international literary archives.

When: Wednesday, September 26                   

Time: 9:30am - 11:00am        

Where: Gelman Library, 7th Floor      

 

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) & The Internship Search

What: Learn how to implement an internship search and how to apply for CPT work authorization in the U.S.     

When: Tuesday, September 25                   

Time: 11am - 12:30pm

Where: Marvin Center Room 309      

Register on Handshake

 

Optional Practical Training (OPT) & The Job Search

What: For ALL international students. Identify strategies for a successful job search in the U.S. and how to apply for OPT work authorization.        

When: Wednesday, October 3                          

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm (confirmed)       

Where: Marvin Center Amphitheatre (3rd Floor)       

Register on Handshake

 

Immigration Legal Clinic        

Co-sponsored by the ISO and Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

What: This clinic will discuss the immigration options available to GW international students as they pursue their entrepreneurial dreams through creating a business or start up. Attendees will get an overview presentation of the immigration options for international student entrepreneurs and have one-on-one consultations with greater DC area immigration attorneys.

When: Friday, October 12              

Time: 9am - 12pm           

Where: Marvin Center Room 407      

Register on Eventbrite

 

Interviewing in the U.S. for International Students

What: Understand the U.S. interview process and identify interview formats, questions, and communication strategies. Develop and practice your greeting, handshake, and responses to questions in this interactive workshop designed to build your interview skills.            

When: Tuesday, October 16                        

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm

Where: Marvin Center Room 302      

Register on Handshake

 

J-1 Employment Workshop

What: For ALL J-1 international students. Learn about employment opportunities on and off campus and how to maintain your status while working. J-2 work authorization procedures will also be discussed.     

When: Thursday, October 18                      

Time: 10am - 11:30am

Where: Marvin Center Amphitheatre

Register on Handshake  

 

All About Networking for International Students    

What: Learn about the #1 U.S. job search strategy - networking! Clarify your top skills and talents and practice networking with fellow students to enhance your job search and career success.

When: Wednesday, October 24                        

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm  

Where: Marvin Center Room 309      

Register on Handshake

 

Disco Diwali Celebration  

Co-sponsored by the ISO, GW Desis, and Hindu Students Association

What: Come celebrate Diwali with the International Services Office (ISO), GW Hindu Students Association, and GW Desis!! Enjoy the "festival of lights", get a henna tattoo, eat traditional Indian food, and watch live dance performances by many GW student groups!

When: Saturday, October 27

Time: 7:30pm

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)

 

Immigration Legal Clinic        

Co-sponsored by the ISO and Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

What: This clinic will discuss the immigration options available to GW international students as they pursue their entrepreneurial dreams through creating a business or start up. Attendees will get an overview presentation of the immigration options for international student entrepreneurs and have one-on-one consultations with greater DC area immigration attorneys.

When: Friday, November 2             

Time: 9am - 12pm           

Where: Marvin Center Room 309      

Register on Eventbrite

 

ISO All-Access

What: This half-day event is hosted by the International Services Office (ISO) for international students to obtain travel signatures, talk to ISO advisors about immigration issues, interact with fellow international students, enjoy fun games and crafts, and much more.       

When: Friday, November 2

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Where: Marvin Center Room 309      

Register on Handshake

 

Communication & Culture in the U.S. Workplace for International Students           

What: Develop effective communication skills to succeed in the U.S. workplace. Identify cultural expectations and discuss typical interactions you may encounter in U.S. internships and jobs.

When: Tuesday, November 6              

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm

Where: Marvin Center Room 302      

Register on Handshake

 

Azerbaijani Cultural Celebration 

You are invited to celebrate International Education Week with the ISO, the Azerbaijani Students Association, and the Azerbaijani Embassy @ GW's Textile Museum.

What: Meet the Azerbaijani Ambassador to the U.S. and learn about the unique culture of Azerbaijan. The Ambassador and GW leadership will welcome you to the celebration while you enjoy delicious traditional food and drinks follwed by a dance performance. You can also take a tour of the Textile Museum's exquisite art, take pictures in traditional Azerbaijani clothing, pose in our photo booth, and more.

Don't miss your chance to meet the Azerbaijani Ambassador to the U.S.!

When: Friday, November 16 

Time: 3pm - 5pm

Where: GW Textile Museum (701 21st NW)

Register on Handshake

 

International Athletics Night

What: The International Services Office (ISO) and GW Athletics Department have teamed up to host an International Night at the November 28th basketball game!   Enjoy special international street foods, a live performance by the GW Bhangra dance group, a chance to win cool giveaways, and much more!!! This event will highlight and recognize the GW international student community by reserving specialty seating for international student groups.  

When: Wednesday, November 28

Time: 7pm

Where: Charles E. Smith Center         

Register on Handshake

 

ISO Events Photo Gallery

View past ISO events and programs including GW campus tours, Capital Building tours, kayaking, social events, and more!