Welcome to the Fall International Orientation (IO) 2023 Page! We here in the Global Brown Center for International Students are so excited to welcome the Class of 2027 for the 2023-2024 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 take place Saturday, August 26th to Tuesday, August 29th, 2023! Move in for international orientation participants is scheduled for Friday, August 25th, but we know sometimes flight times are difficult to navigate - we will have a welcome desk available all day on Saturday the 26th, and students are welcome to arrive that day as well.
Will there be events for parents and families?
Yes! Parents and families are more than welcome to join for several events during International Orientation. On Saturday, August 26th, we will have a parents and families Meet and Greet event and on Monday, August 28th, there will be several events for parents, including open sessions for both parents and students, and a closing reception! You can see all events for parents and families here, and you can let us know you are joining using this link.
How do I register for International Orientation?
Registration are now closed for International Orientation. If you have not registered yet but plan to attend, please email [email protected]. Please note that because the registration deadline has passed, we cannot guarantee your early move in.
What is the schedule?
You can view the International Orientation Schedule for 2023 here.