New International Student Orientation




Mandatory In-Person Orientation Session

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.

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.

ISO New International Student Orientation: Tuesday, January 9 | 10AM - 12PM | GW Jack Morton Auditorium 

  Register for New Student Orientation

Mandatory Online Check-In

All new (initial, transfer, and change of level) international students are required to complete the online check-in (also called the E-Check-In) with the ISO. Included in the online check-in are important links to guide you through the arrival process. Completing your online check-in will satisfy your in-person check-in requirement. The online check-in can be accessed through the ISOGateWay portal, and should be started immediately following your entry into the U.S.

Pre-Arrival Webinar With The ISCAs

Start the semester off right by getting to know the International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCAs)! 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 | Wed, Dec 6 | 9:30AM EST | Registration Coming Soon

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! Our Spring 2024 events will be listed here soon!

GW Foggy Bottom Campus Tour | Wed, Jan 10 | Time & Registration Coming Soon

Capitol Tour | Thu, Jan 11 | 11:30 AM | Registration Coming Soon

Kennedy Center Tour | Fri, Jan 12 | 12:45 PM | Registration Coming Soon



Before Your Arrival

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