New International Student Orientation


FALL 2024

Mandatory In-Person Orientation Session

Newly admitted GW students in F-1 Student status and J-1 Student status are required to attend mandatory in-person New International Student Orientations. 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. Take this opportunity to learn important immigration regulations, meet your ISO advisor, and connect with fellow international students! Lunch will be provided. Please register to attend your orientation session using the link below. Please select your visa type below to learn about your orientation requirements:

Pre-Arrival Webinars With The ISCAs

Start the semester off right by getting to know the International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCAs)! All incoming international students are welcome to join the ISCAs for a virtual FAQ session during our Pre-Arrival Webinar where you will learn from current international students about their experience, discover tips on how to succeed this semester, and get excited for your arrival at GW!

Pre-Arrival FAQ Webinar With the ISCAs | Date & Time TBA | Registration Forthcoming

Orientation Week Events

All The ISO has a variety of orientation week events scheduled to help you get familiar with GW, explore D.C., and make friends along the way! Please note that spaces are limited for these events and registration is required.

GW Foggy Bottom Campus Tour | Date & Time TBA | Registration Forthcoming

U.S. Capitol Tour | Date & Time TBA | Registration Forthcoming

Kennedy Center Tour | Date & Time TBA | Registration Forthcoming



Before Your Arrival

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