Spring 2020 New International Student Orientation

All Spring 2020 F-1 and J-1 newly admitted international students are required to attend the ISO's New International Student Orientation. 

Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Location: Marvin Center Betts Theatre (First Floor)



New International Student Pre-Arrival Orientation Webinar

As you prepare to embark on this exciting journey, we invite you to join the ISO and International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCA) for a Pre-Arrival Orientation Webinar. During the webinar, we will cover the following topics:

  • Entering the U.S. & what to expect upon stateside arrival
  • Student engagement at GW
  • Safety and security on campus
  • Academic culture in the U.S.
  • Life at GW
  • and more!

You will also get a chance to ask us whatever questions you have! If you have specific topics or questions you want us to cover during the webinar, send an email to [email protected].

Register Today!


Register for your FREE RIDE to the Foggy Bottom Campus!

We are offering FREE rides from Dulles International Airport (IAD) to the Foggy Bottom Campus on Monday, January 6 from 2pm to 4pm

Register for your free ride today! Registration closes on December 13. We cannot wait to see you soon! 



Spring 2020 Orientation Week Events

As part of orientation week, the ISO invites you to a week of fun activities. Get settled into GW, explore DC, visit famous sites, and make new friends along the way.

Wednesday, January 8 @ 11am - Washington Monument Tour

Wednesday, January 8 @ 3:15pm - Kennedy Center Tour & Millennium Stage Concert

Thursday, January 9 @ 11am - United States Capitol Tour

Friday, January 10 @ 3pm - The HUB Session 1: U.S Education System & GW Academic Life

Wednesday, January 15 @ 1pm - On-Campus Employment Workshop

Wednesday, January 15 @ 4pm - The HUB Session 2: U.S. Culture 101

Friday, January 17 @ 3pm - International Students Mocktails Social

Friday, January 24 @ 3pm - The HUB Session 3: Community & Support @ GW

Space is limited. Register Today!




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.