One of the most important events OSDI holds every year is our New Graduate International Student Orientation. Our orientation is especially designed to make international students’ transition into graduate school as smooth and rewarding as possible. At orientation, you will learn more about the College of Education, be provided information about important campus resources available to you, have an opportunity to meet other current and incoming students towards building community, and get a better understanding of navigating your graduate education.
To let us know you are coming to the OSDI New Graduate International Student Orientation, please confirm your attendance through our RSVP form here.
8:30–9:00am International Student Welcome Activity (Miller 320)
9:00–9:45am Faculty Advisor Relationships at the CoE (Miller 320)
- Faculty and student panel discussion on tips for developing a relationship with your faculty advisor, language barriers and other issues.
10:00–10:30am Funding & Internship Opportunities Panel (Miller 320)
- Securing funding and finding internship opportunities can be challenging in the College of Education. Hear about resources that are available to you and from current international students who have searched and secured funding.
10:45–11:30am Cultural Clashes in the Classroom (Miller 320)
- An interactive presentation addressing topics such as transitioning to a new academic culture, academic expectations and ethical concerns.
11:30–12:00pm Introductions & CoE Community (Miller 112 & 112A)
- Office of Student Services
- Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
- CoE Student Communities:
- International Educators at the College of Education (IECE)
- Teacher Education Research Interest (TERI)
- Associated Students of the College of Education (ASCE)
- Diversity Committee
- Queer Education Collective (QEC)
12:00–1:30pm OSDI/Student-Faculty Luncheon and Miller Dessert Tour (Miller 112 & 112A)
- Attendees of the Students of Color and International Student Luncheon are invited to a buffet lunch to socialize with other students as well as faculty and staff.
In addition to this orientation, new incoming, international students are highly encouraged to attend other events sponsored by the College of Education, such as All New Graduate Student Orientation.
International Students are also highly encouraged to attend the events hosted by University of Washington's FIUTS organization where you will connect with other international students, and receive several resources at the university.