New International Student Orientation

All F-1 and J-1 newly admitted international students are required to attend International New Student Orientation.


Undergraduate & Graduate Students

All newly admitted international undergraduate & graduate students must attend GW's Spring 2019 International Student Orientation session on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. 

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Location: Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)



Exchange Students - Consult with the Office for Study Abroad

Important Notes:

  • All newly admitted international students should check with their academic programs regarding school-specific orientations that will be held in addition to the international student orientation.
  • All newly admitted international students are welcome to attend any of the international student orientation sessions or events that do not conflict with their program and school-specific orientation schedule


Orientation Week Events

Do you want to get to know GW, meet people from all over the world, and have some fun? Join the ISO and International Student Community Ambassadors at any of the Orientation Week events listed below. Click the links to learn more.

Kennedy Center Tour - Tuesday, January 8th @ 5pm

U.S. Capitol Tour - Wednesday, January 9th @ 1pm

Ice Skating - Wednesday, January 9th @ 5:30pm

Local D.C. Sightseeing - Thursday, January 10th @ 4pm

International Students Mocktails Social - Friday, January 18th @ 3pm

Pre-Arrival Immigration Guide

Are you an F-1 or J-1 student? Click to learn about your first entry into the USA!

Before Your Arrival

Not sure if you're ready to study in the USA? Watch this video for more tips.