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"Makeup" Orientation Session
for New International Students

Fall 2010

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 sessions. 

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 attend.

International Student Orientation

Makeup Session

Friday, September 10, 2010

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm


888 Commonwealth Avenue

Second Floor

Topics will include:

  • 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.

  • 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.


The staff 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 and employment.

Click here for more admissions and pre-arrival information.

Boston University
September 7, 2010

Boston University International Students & Scholars Office