ISO Events & Programs

SPRING '24 events and programs

 

The International Services Office (ISO) is committed to enriching the student life experience of all GW international students and scholars through programming and hosts a wide variety of events each academic year.

The ISO’s Programming is intentionally built around 4 support areas for international students, which include:


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Orientation and Adjustment

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Pre-Arrival New International Student Webinars

Join the ISCAs to learn all about life as an international student at GW! This comprehensive webinar will go over common questions that new international students may have about living in DC and attending GW. Additionally, we'll provide information about resources and support services available to you!

 Thurs, Dec 6    9:30 AM EST     Virtual (Webex)

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Orientation and Adjustment
New International Student Orientation

Newly admitted GW students in F-1 Student status are required to attend our mandatory in-person New International Student Orientation. At orientation, you will learn essential information related to maintaining your immigration status as well as benefits that are available to you as an international student at GW.

 Tues, Jan 9  |   10:00 AM EST |    Jack Morton Auditorium 

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Immigration Support

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OPT (Optional Practical Training) Workshop

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

 Wed, Jan 31    2:00 PM     Continental Ballroom

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J-1 Employment Workshop

This workshop is for J-1 international students only. Join this in-person workshop to learn about employment and academic training opportunities and how to maintain your status while working. J-2 work authorization procedures will also be discussed.

 Thu, Feb 22    1 PM     Duques 251

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Tax Time
International Student & Scholar Tax Workshop

Join the GW Tax Department to learn important information about how to file your taxes as an international student at GW

 Mon, Mar 4   11AM - 1PM     Grand Ballroom

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STEM OPT Webinar

Students who hold degrees in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) may be eligible to apply for a 24-month extension of Optional Practical Training (OPT), in addition to their 12-month Post-Completion OPT. Join us to learn how to apply and get your questions about the process answered by our expert ISO advisors!

 Thu, Mar 21    12:00 PM     Virtual (Webex)

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CPT (Curricular Practical Training) Workshop

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

 Tue, Mar 26    2:00 PM     Continental Ballroom

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Career and Professional Support

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Networking 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.

  Wed, Feb 7     1 PM     Virtual (Webex) 

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ISANN

International Student & Alumni Networking Night (ISANN)

ISANN, hosted by the ISO, the Center for Career Services, and the Office of Alumni Relations provides an opportunity for current GW international students to connect with alumni who attended GW as international students.

This event is not specific to any one career-path or school, but rather an opportunity for you to practice the act of networking with our global community. Don't miss this opportunity to learn first-hand from alumni about how to best market yourself to employers and possible strategies for overcoming potential challenges in seeking employment domestically and internationally.

   Thu, Feb 29    6:30PM - 8PM     Grand Ballroom

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Job Search Webinar with the ISCAs

Join the International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCA) for this webinar about the job and internship search process as an international student. We will discuss useful tips and share resources available to you to help you effectively search and apply for jobs and internships.

   Thu, Mar 7    3 PM      Virtual (Webex)

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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.

    TBA    TBA      Virtual (Webex)

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Social and Cultural Exchange

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ISO Mocktail Social

Get ready to connect! Kick off the semester with the ISO and the ISCAs by enjoying great mocktails, snacks, and people from all over the world while enjoying the beautiful view of downtown DC at the GW City View Room.

   Thu, Jan 18    2 PM      City View Room

Registration Closed


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Friday Funday: Library of Congress

Join the ISCAs to visit the Library of Congress! The Library of Congress allows you to take a journey through history. This is a chance to get an insightful introduction to the world's largest collection of books and treasures. Discover history, knowledge, and inspiration at the heart of Washington D.C.

   Fri, Jan 26    11 AM      Meet on USC 1st Floor

Registration Closed


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Friday Funday: Portrait Gallery

Uncover the Art of History at the Portrait Gallery with the ISCAs! Explore heritage and see beautiful portraits that tell the stories of influential figures and moments in history. Located in the heart of Washington D.C., the Portrait Gallery is a portal to artistic exploration and historical discovery!

   Fri, Feb 2    11 AM      Meet on USC 1st Floor

Registration Closed


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Palentine's Day Celebration

Uncover the Art of History at the Portrait Gallery with the ISCAs! Explore heritage and see beautiful portraits that tell the stories of influential figures and moments in history. Located in the heart of Washington D.C., the Portrait Gallery is a portal to artistic exploration and historical discovery!

   Wed, Feb 14    2 PM      Continental Ballroom

Registration Closed


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Friday Funday: Cherry Blossom Visit

Experience Washington D.C.'s iconic cherry blossoms in full bloom! Join us for a scenic stroll and embrace the beauty of spring. This is a perfect time to connect with and enjoy nature's wonders. Don't miss this seasonal marvel and quintessential DC experience!

NOTE: Date and time are subject to Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom schedule and will be updated as we get closer to spring.

   TBA    TBA      Meet on USC 1st Floor

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