Events & Programs

Fall 2019 Events & Programs Calendar 

 

Speak with Confidence: Impromptu Speaking

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Tuesday, August 27

Time: 2:15PM - 3:45PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

On-Campus Employment Workshop

What: Join the ISO and ISCAs to learn about the benefits of working on campus, hear testimonials from international students who currently work on campus, understand the immigration requirements to work on campus, and obtain valuable tips and resources on how to get your campus job!

When: Thursday, August 29

Time: Noon - 1:30PM

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)

Register on Handshake

 

Speak with Confidence: Impromptu Speaking

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Friday, August 30

Time: 12:45PM - 2:15PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

International Students Mocktails Social

What: Join the International Services Office (ISO) for our signature semester kick-off event.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery from the MPA Art Gallery, feast on food, drinks, and music from all over the world, meet the International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCA), learn about several international student organizations, and mingle with students from different parts of the globe.

When: Friday, August 30

Time: 3PM - 5PM

Where: MPA Art Gallery (Second Floor)

Register on Handshake

 

National Zoo Visit with the ISCAs

What: In the mood for an animal adventure? Join the ISCAs for this exciting experience at one of DC’s famous sites, the National Zoo!

When: Saturday, August 31

Time: 11AM - 1PM

Where: Marvin Center, First Floor Lobby

Register on Eventbrite

 

Speak with Confidence: Key Words & Phrases

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Tuesday, September 3

Time: 2:15PM - 3:45PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Speech Sounds, Rate & Pausing

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Tuesday, September 3

Time: 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Speech Sounds, Rate & Pausing

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Wednesday, September 4

Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Key Words & Phrases

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Friday, September 6

Time: 12:45PM - 2:15PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Speech Sounds, Intonation & Tricky Grammar

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Monday, September 9

Time: 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

New International Student Makeup Orientation

What: Newly admitted F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars, if you missed the New International Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 20, you must register to attend the makeup orientation session on September 10.

When: Tuesday, September 10

Time: 10AM - 12PM

Where: Marvin Center, Room 309

Register on Eventbrite

 

Speak with Confidence: Stress

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Tuesday, September 10

Time: 2:15PM - 3:45PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Prepare for the Career Fair Workshop

What: Are you ready for the GW Fall Career & Internship Fair on September 13? Join the ISO, Center for Career Services, and International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCA) to help you prepare!

At this workshop, you'll learn career fair DOs and DONTs and ways to make the most of your time at the event. You will get advice and assistance with your resume from an ISCA, practice your professional introduction ("elevator pitch"), research employers, and leave confident and ready for the fair!

When: Wednesday, September 11

Time: 11AM - 12:30PM.

Where: Marvin Center, Room 309

Register on Handshake

 

Speak with Confidence: Speech Sounds, Intonation & Tricky Grammar

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Wednesday, September 11

Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Stress

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Friday, September 13

Time: 2:45PM - 4:15PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Celebration of Textiles with the ISCAs

What: The ISCAs invite you to join them at the Celebration of Textiles festival. Enjoy a unique look at carpets, curtains, cushions, and other textiles from all over the world, build a fabric fort, watch local artists spin and weave, enjoy dance performances, explore spectacular fabrics from the ancient Mediterranean, and so much more!

When: Saturday, September 14

Time: 12PM - 2PM 

Where: Meet the ISCAs at 12pm at the Marvin Center First Floor Lobby by the elevators

Register on Eventbrite

 

Speak with Confidence: Speech Sounds, Word Linking & Syllable Stress

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Monday, September 16

Time: 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Super Stress

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Tuesday, September 17

Time: 2:15PM - 3:45PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop

What: Do you plan to work off-campus or participate in internships during your time as an international student at GW? If your answer is YES, you should plan on attending this workshop to better your understanding of how to obtain work authorization while on an F-1 visa.

When: Tuesday, September 17

Time: 2PM - 3:30PM

Where: Marvin Center Continental Ballroom (Third Floor)

Register on Handshake

 

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

What: Are you preparing for employment authorization following completion of your program? If your answer is YES, you should plan on attending this workshop to better your understanding of how to obtain work authorization while on an F-1 visa.

When: Wednesday, September 18

Time: 2PM - 3:30PM

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)

Register on Handshake

 

Speak with Confidence: Speech Sounds, Word Linking & Syllable Stress

 What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Wednesday, September 18

Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Super Stress

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Thursday, September 19

Time: 2:45PM - 4:15PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

World Tour

What: The ISO invites you to come experience a trip around the world! Experience unique cultures from all over the world (including China, India, Germany, Iran, Azerbaijan, Israel, The Philippines, the African Continent, and many more) through music, activities, performances, games, and so much more!

When: Thursday, September 19

Time: 3PM - 5PM

Where: Kogan Plaza

Register on Eventbrite

 

Speak with Confidence: Voice

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Monday, September 23

Time: 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Intonation Patterns

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Tuesday, September 24

Time: 2:15PM - 3:45PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Voice

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Wednesday, September 25

Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Intonation Patterns

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Friday, September 27

Time: 12:45PM - 2:15PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Body Language and Visuals

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Monday, September 30

Time: 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Project Your Voice

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Tuesday, October 1

Time: 2:15PM - 3:45PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Body Language and Visuals

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Wednesday, October 2

Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Project Your Voice

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Friday, October 4

Time: 12:45PM - 2:15PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Presentation and Interview Skills

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Monday, October 7

Time: 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

 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: Wednesday, October 9

Time: 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Where: Marvin Center, Room 309

Register on Handshake

 

Speak with Confidence: Presentation and Interview Skills

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Wednesday, October 9

Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

IMF Annual Meetings

What: The International Services Office and International Monetary Fund are proud to invite you to volunteer for the 2019 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF), where leaders from more than 180 countries come together at the IMF Headquarters in Foggy Bottom to work through some of today’s most challenging issues.

As a volunteer, you get to experience the most significant multilateral events in the world and play a valuable role in the success of each session. Volunteer responsibilities include assisting with registration, being a mic runner during seminars, collecting data, greeting guests/providing directions, and attending the volunteer appreciation event with IMF Managing Director, Madame Christine Lagarde.

When: Monday, October 14 - Sunday, October 20

Submit your application in Handshake

 

Job Search Process: Ace Your Interview

What: Join the ISO, Center for Career Services, and ISCAs to learn about effective job search strategies and useful tips to ace your interviews.

When: Thursday, October 17

Time: 2PM - 3:30PM

Where: Marvin Center, Room 309

Register on Handshake

 

Immigration Legal Clinic

What: Many of the most innovative and fastest growing businesses in the US have been founded by foreign nationals working or studying in the US. This clinic will connect GW’s international student entrepreneurs with attorneys who can give some initial guidance on navigating the US immigration system. One-on-one consultations with greater DC area immigration attorneys is available to attendees.

When: Wednesday, October 23

Time: 9AM - 5PM

Where: Marvin Center, Room 301

Register on Eventbrite

 

All About Networking Workshop

What: Join the ISO, Center for Career Services, and International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCAs) to learn about the #1 U.S. 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 U.S. employers. We will also discuss tips for networking online, particularly on LinkedIn.

When: Wednesday, November 6

Time: 11:30AM - 1PM

Where: Marvin Center, Room 309

Register on Handshake

 

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop

What: Do you plan to work off-campus or participate in internships during your time as an international student at GW? If your answer is YES, you should plan on attending this workshop to better your understanding of how to obtain work authorization while on an F-1 visa.

When: Tuesday, November 12

Time: 2PM - 3:30PM

Where: Marvin Center Continental Ballroom (Third Floor)

Register on Handshake

 

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

What: Are you preparing for employment authorization following completion of your program? If your answer is YES, you should plan on attending this workshop to better your understanding of how to obtain work authorization while on an F-1 visa.

When: Tuesday, November 19

Time: 2PM - 3:30PM

Where: Marvin Center, Room 309

Register on Handshake

 

International Education Week Celebration

When: Monday, November 18 - Friday, November 22

Stay tuned for more details!

 

International Athletics Night

What: Join the ISO and GW Athletics to wrap up the semester as we celebrate the GW international student community. Enjoy free food, free t-shirts, international music and performances, and so much more as we cheer on our men's basketball team. Tickets are FREE!!!

When: November TBD

Time: 7PM

Where: Charles E. Smith Center

Register on Eventbrite

 

ISO All-Access

What: The International Services Office (ISO) is proud of all that you have accomplished this semester! We know it hasn’t been easy and we want to celebrate YOU and your accomplishments!

Take a study break and join us at ISO All-Access: Find Your Zen to REFLECT, RELAX, and RECHARGE!

Get a travel signature on the spot, talk with an ISO advisor for as long as you need, enjoy a relaxing massage, work on a therapeutic art project, interact with an International Student Community Ambassador, and enjoy some calming snacks!

When: Friday, December 6

Time: 1PM - 4PM

Where: Marvin Center, Rooms 402 & 403

Register on Handshake



 

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