for New International Students
This session is offered
for those new international students who arrived after our ISSO
orientation sessions were offered prior to the start of school,
and for those who, for any reason, were unable to attend the original
The ISSO is excited to
offer new graudate and undergraduate international students the
opportunity to learn about how best to make a successful transition
to the U.S. and to the BU community.
These mandatory orientation
sessions will introduce new international students to the 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. These workshops
will address the unique needs of international students new to Boston
University, so it is important that all new international students
September 10, 2010
pm to 4:00 pm
Topics will include:
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 U.S. Classroom
We will address the cultural dynamics of the American classroom:
teaching styles, communication, participation, organization and
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
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.
of the ISSO looks forward to welcoming you to Boston University.
Watch our web site for announcements about other start-of-school
events and on-going programs about U.S. culture, immigration issues
here for more admissions and pre-arrival information.