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International Graduate Student Orientation - Fall 2021

International Orientation is organized by the Graduate School and the Global Brown Center for International Students.

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August & September 2021

Exact dates and times are subject to change. All required and academic sessions will be available through our online platform, Accelevants. You will receive information on setting up an Accelevents account on August 23, 2021 (or sooner). If you do not, please email [email protected] All online sessions will be recorded to allow viewing at alternate times in the Accelevents platform. All times are EDT.

Wednesday, August 18

Wednesday, August 25

  • Virtual Peer Mentor Groups for students not on campus/not planning to attend the in person lunch on Thursday
    Wednesday, August 25 | 9:00 - 10:00 am

  • Understanding How Your Stipend is Taxed (PhD Students only)
    Wednesday, August 25 | 1:00 - 1:30 pm

  • Introduction to International House
    Wednesday, August 25 | 1:45-2:15 pm

  • Campus Tours (registration required via the Fall 2021 Orientation Attendance Plans Form)
    Wednesday, August 25 | Meet in front of Sayles Hall | 3, 3:15 or 3:30 pm

Thursday, August 26

  • International Students: Welcome to Brown
    Thursday, August 26 | 9:00 am

  • Introduction to the English for International Teaching Assistants Program (PhD students only)
    Thursday, August 26 | 9:15 am

  • Peer Panel: Navigating Graduate Student Life at Brown and in the U.S.
    Thursday, August 26 | 9:30 - 11:00 am


  • Mandatory Session: Immigration Essentials
    Thursday, August 26 | 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

  • Grab & Go Lunch with peer mentor groups (registration required via the Fall 2021 Orientation Attendance Plans Form)
    Thursday, August 26 | Simmons Quad | 1-2:30

  • Online Trivia
    Thursday, August 26 | Join via Zoom | 7:00 pm

Friday, August 27

  • Healthcare in the U.S.
    Friday, August 27 | 9:00 - 10:00 am

  • English Language Support - Conversation Partners Program Information Session
    Friday, August 27 | 10:15 - 11:15 am

Saturday, August 28

Monday, August 30

Sunday, September 19

Tuesday, September 28

  • Welcome to the Globe
    Tuesday, September 28 | Global Brown Center, Page-Robinson Hall 312 | 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, September 29 & Wednesday, October 6

Information Sessions & In Person Visit to International House for New International Graduate Students. Registration required.

  • Wednesday, September 29: 12:00 - 1:00 PM - For all Graduate Students | Register
  • Wednesday, October 6: 6:00 - 7:00 PM - For Graduate Students | Register
  • Wednesday, September 29: 6:00 - 7:00 PM - For Graduate Students with Spouses/Partners in Providence (Spouses are encouraged to attend) | Register
  • Wednesday, October 6: 12:00 - 1:00 PM - For all Graduate Students with Spouses/Partners in Providence (Spouses are encouraged to attend) | Register