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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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International Teaching Fellow Orientation

August 18 – August 26, 2014

Orientation for All New International Teaching Fellows

This orientation is for all incoming international GRS students who will be Teaching Fellows in the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters and whose native language is not English. Teaching Fellows will have received a letter awarding them financial aid in the form of a Teaching Fellowship. The orientation will be held from Monday August 18 through Tuesday August 26 . In addition all attendees must also attend the orientation for all new teaching fellows of Thursday August 28.

This orientation program is mandatory and is designed to help you adjust to life at Boston University as well as to your role as an instructor before classes begin on September 2, 2014. In addition to English language assessment and instruction, we are pleased to be able to provide some social activities. You will have an opportunity to meet with both new and continuing students, as well as some of the faculty and Deans of the College. We will also provide time for those students who have not already found permanent housing to search for an apartment or room.

You must attend all orientation sessions in order to be provided with housing and meal expenses.

Arrival information

Housing will be provided at a local hotel. A GRS staff member will book your room for you.

More information on housing will be posted here throughout the summer.

You must attend all orientation sessions in order to be provided with housing and meal expenses.

Orientation Pre-Assignment

Please find a Pre-Assignment to be completed before the orientation begins, here. It involves reflection questions on both a reading and a video.

International Teaching Fellow Orientation Schedule

August 18 – August 26, 2014

Saturday, 8/16 and Sunday, 8/17
Check into Holiday Inn
Monday, 8/18
8-9 Opening Breakfast at Geddes
9-12 Orientation session
12-1:30 Lunch at Room 613B of 100 Bay State Road
1:30-4:30 Orientation sessions
5-6 Dinner at Claflin Hall
Tuesday, 8/19
8-9 Breakfast on your own
9-12 Free time
12-1:30 Lunch on your own
1:30-4:30 Orientation session
5-6 Dinner at Claflin Hall
Wednesday, 8/20
8-9 Breakfast at Geddes
9-12 Orientation session
12-1:30 Lunch at Room 613B of 100 Bay State Road
1:30-4:30 Orientation session
5-6 Dinner at Claflin Hall
Thursday, 8/21
8-9 Breakfast on your own
9-12 Free time
12-1:30 Lunch on your own
1:30-4:30 Orientation session
5-6 Dinner at Claflin Hall
Friday, 8/22
8-9 Breakfast at Geddes
9-12 Orientation session
12-1:30 Lunch at Room 613B of 100 Bay State Road
1:30-5 Review videos in Geddes/Free time
5-6 Dinner at Claflin Hall
Monday, 8/25
8-9 Breakfast at Geddes
9-12 Orientation session
12-1:30 Lunch at Room 613B of 100 Bay State Road
1:30-4:30 Orientation sessions
5-6 Dinner at Claflin Hall
Tuesday, 8/26
8-9 Breakfast at Geddes
9-12 Orientation session
12-1:30 Lunch at Room 613B of 100 Bay State Road
1:30-4:30 Orientation session
5-6 Dinner at Claflin Hall

 

GeddesGeddes Language Center, CAS building at 685 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor
Claflin Hall273 Babcock Street
The Holiday Inn1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA