International Orientation offers incoming undergraduate international students the opportunity to engage with their peers several days prior to the general first-year orientation. During International Orientation, students explore academic conventions at Brown, discuss topics surrounding student life beyond the classroom, familiarize themselves with campus resources, and participate in social events to get to know their fellow classmates.
International Orientation is primarily organized and run by undergraduate students ensuring it is informed by their experience and socially engaging as well.
Throughout International Orientation, students engage with peer mentors from the International Mentoring Program who continue to offer peer advising and programming throughout the academic year. While International Orientation is primarily for students, there are a limited number of sessions open to family members too.
Some of the topics broached during International Orientation include:
- American Academic Writing Conventions
- Life in Dorms and Roommates
- Visas, Immigration, and working in the U.S.
- Brown University Classroom Culture
- Cellphones and Banking in the U.S.