New Student Orientation

FALL 2022 


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 the orientation session using the link below.

Tuesday, August 23 | 10AM-12PM | Lisner Auditorium

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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.


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! Keep an eye on this page for registration information!


Watch The HUB videos for important tips to help you navigate your first year at GW!

The HUB Session 1: U.S. Education System and GW Academic Life

Pre-recorded webinar to introduce tips and resources to achieve academic success including class registration, classroom setting, academic resources, university jargon, and more!

Coming Soon!


The HUB Session 2: U.S. Culture 101

Pre-recorded webinar to discuss everything you need to know about American culture including cultural norms and differences, social and professional etiquette, dealing with culture shock, and more!

Coming Soon!


The HUB Session 3: Community And Support at GW

Pre-recorded webinar to share community and support available to you including campus resources (health, safety, career, etc), student organizations, programming, and more!

Coming Soon!

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.