New Student Orientation


Newly admitted Summer 2021 GW students in F-1 Student and J-1 Student status are required to complete the New International Student Online Orientation.

To complete this requirement, all new initial students should complete their F-1/J-1 Online Orientation eform as part of the Online Check-In Process in ISOGateway.

For more information, please check your inbox for an email titled, "Please begin online check-in with the GW International Services Office!".

FALL 2021


As part of the mandatory online check-in process, newly admitted Fall 2021 students in the F-1 Student & J-1 Student status are required to complete online orientation check-in. To review and complete your online orientation requirement, please log into ISOGateway and click on the F-1/J-1 Online Orientation eform under the Orientation section.


Upon your arrival at GW, we invite you to join us for the in-person New International Student Orientation. Due to covid-19 safety regulations, in-person attendance is limited. The orientation session will be livestreamed for students attending virtually. Please register to attend orientation using the links below.

Date: Tuesday, August 24

Time: 10AM - 12PM EST

In-Person Location: University Student Center Betts Theater (1st Floor, 800 21st NW, Washington, DC 20052)

Livestream Link: Coming soon




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! Check out the events here and 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.