Annual International Student Orientation Informational Meeting
The Mandatory International Student Orientation for Graduate Students meeting will take place on Monday, September 3, 2012 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, College of General Studies, 871 Commonwealth Avenue. This mandatory orientation session will introduce new graduate international students to services of the International Students & Scholars Office, explain vital immigration responsibilities and procedures, and provide important cultural adjustment information related to culture shock, the American classroom and remaining healthy in the U.S.
- Navigating the U.S. Classroom
We will address the cultural dynamics of the American classroom: teaching styles, communication, participation, organization and more.
- Health Care is Different in the U.S.
How do I find a doctor if I need one? How do I choose health insurance? How do I use that insurance to pay for health services? We will provide you with an overview of where and how to get the health care you need while in the U.S.
- Adjusting to U.S. Culture
Learn about culture shock and adjustment to the United States. Put American values into perspective and learn effective ways to communicate in the U.S. context.
- Visa and Immigration Responsibilities
Critical information about maintaining your lawful immigration status in the U.S. including full-time enrollment, employment, Social Security Numbers, and much more.
The International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) will be open for check-in the weekend before classes begin (August 28—29) from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The ISSO office is located at: 888 Commonwealth Avenue. Please visit the ISSO website (http://www.bu.edu/isso) for more information.