New International Student Information Session Spring 2011

The ISSO is excited to offer new graduate 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.

This mandatory orientation session 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.

Friday, January 21, 2011

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Conference Auditorium, Second Floor
George Sherman Union, 775 commonwealth Avenue

Topics will include:

  • 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.

Are you a new undergraduate student? Have you signed up for the University Orientation at:

Are you a new graduate student? Have you contacted your school or college to find out about new student programs they may be planning for you?

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