Welcome to the Fall International Orientation (IO) 2022 Page! We here in the Global Brown Center for International Students are so excited to welcome the Class of 2026 for the 2022-2023 academic year.
What is International Orientation?
International Orientation is a pre-orientation program for undergraduate international students to begin learning about Brown’s campus, academic and co-curricular offerings, as well as building relationships with other international students prior to New Student Orientation.
Participating in International Orientation will allow international students to explore topics that are relevant to their experience, such as life in the United States, setting up a U.S. bank account or cell phone, immigration and employment resources, and navigating academics as an international student. More importantly, IO provides the opportunity for international students to begin building community and social support networks early in their college experience.
Who facilitates International Orientation?
International Orientation is facilitated by the International Mentoring Program, a cohort of current Brown students supervised by the Global Brown Center for International Students that offers peer mentorship support to incoming international students at Brown.
Who can participate in International Orientation?
Here in the Global Brown Center, we understand that “international” means many things. An international student can be an F-1/J-1 visa holder, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who grew up or went to school outside of the United States, or a student who grew up in one or more countries outside their passport country! International Orientation is meant to support Brown students who have any of these experiences. If this sounds like a program that would be useful for you, you are welcome to register! Students who are on F-1/J-1 visas are required to attend IO.
When is International Orientation?
International Orientation will begin on Monday, August 29th, 2022 and end on Wednesday, August 31st, 2022. International students participating in IMP / International Orientation will be able to move in on Sunday, August 28th to ensure they can participate fully.
How do I register for International Orientation?
Registration will be available near the beginning of June. Once live, the registration link will be available on this website!