Welcome International Parents

ParentNews June 2015

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Living in a new country without the familiar faces of family and friends is a challenge commonly faced by international students and their parents.

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Marisa Atencio
Director of International Student & Scholar Services, Office of International Education

 

Living in a new country without the familiar faces of family and friends is a challenge commonly faced by international students and their parents. The Office of International Education (OIE) sponsors an orientation, known as the International Welcome Series, to welcome all new/transfer undergraduate, graduate, and exchange international students.  

The International Welcome Series will be held August 10-21. By attending these OIE-sponsored sessions and events, new international students will havethe opportunity to meet other new international students and our staff. They will also gain valuable information that will assist them upon their arrival at Georgia Tech and throughout their studies. 

 Topics for the International Student Welcome Week include:                                                 

  • How to Succeed as an F-1 or J-1 Student: Understanding Immigration Regulations
  • Academic Transitions to a U.S. Classroom
  • Tips for a Successful Cultural Transition: Staying Safe and Healthy in the U.S. (and Understanding Health Insurance)
  • USA/ Georgia Tech 101 

Plus, students will enjoy a fun new student welcome celebration!

While participation in the International Welcome Series is strongly encouraged, it is optional. However, it is mandatory for new international students to check-in with the OIE to have their registration holds removed and register for courses. Check-in at Clough Commons begins on Thursday, August 6, and lasts through Thursday, August 20.  

Find more information about the International Welcome Series at oie.gatech.edu/welcome_series  and International Student Check-In at oie.gatech.edu/check_in.

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  • Created On: Jun 8, 2015 - 8:46am
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