New Student Events

New International Student Orientation

Newly admitted Spring 2021 GW students in F-1 Student and J-1 Student status are required to complete the New International Student Online Orientation. To do this, you need to complete the Online Orientation e-form via ISOGateWay. The deadline to complete orientation is Friday, January 8.

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 fall 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!

International Students' Welcome Guide

Welcome to GW! This Welcome Guide will help you familiarize yourself with GW, the Foggy Bottom Campus, and the Washington, D.C. area. We look forward to welcoming you to campus soon! Raise High!

The HUB Sessions for New Students

Watch The HUB videos for important tips to help you navigate your first year at GW! These videos are hosted by your peer mentors, the International Student Community Ambassadors!

The HUB Session 1: GW Academic Life
Tips and resources to achieve academic success including class registration, classroom setting, academic resources, university jargon, and more! Watch The HUB 1 video!

The HUB Session 2: U.S. Culture 101
Everything you need to know about the U.S. culture including cultural norms and differences, social and professional etiquette, dealing with culture shock, and more! Watch The HUB 2 video!

The HUB Session 3: Community & Support at GW
Community and support available to you including campus resources (health, safety, career, etc), student organizations, programming, and more! Watch The HUB 3 video!

International Student Support Podcast Series

The ISO created the International Student Support Podcast Series to connect with our international students and scholars all over the world, share students' unique experiences, and provide useful resources to get through this time.

The podcast series is centered around “An International Student’s Guide to Covid-19” and addresses topics that are relevant to the international community at this time, including Health and Wellness, Academic Success, Career & Professional Development, and more! Each episode features ISO staff, the International Student Community Ambassadors, and GW experts from different offices. Listen to the Podcast Series here!