Welcome International Students

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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. The Office of International Education (OIE) sponsors an orientation, known as International Student Welcome Week,  to welcome all new/transfer undergraduate, graduate and exchange international students. 

Welcome Week will be held August 13 -17. Some of the sessions will also extend into the first week of classes.  By attending these OIE sponsored sessions and events, new international students will have the opportunity to meet other new international students and the OIE staff as well as 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 a F1 or J1 student,
  • Academic transition,
  • Cultural transition,
  • Staying safe and healthy in the U.S (and understanding health insurance), and
  • Working in the U.S.

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

While participation in International Student Welcome Week 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 begins on Tuesday, August 7 and lasts through Friday, August 17.  

A detailed schedule of Welcome Week and Check-in is available at


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