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International Student Orientation

Orientation

All new international students* will attend two orientations: one specifically for all new international students and one for all new students in your program (undergraduate freshmen, undergraduate transfers, Hayworth undergraduates, or graduates).

International Student Orientation (ISO) will acquaint students with various aspects of campus life and information and resources specific to international students: immigration, health insurance and US health care, cultural and academic adjustment. We will also offer opportunities to shop for basic supplies and necessities, meet other Queens students and professors who can assist in your transition to Queens, and explore your new home of Charlotte, North Carolina!

The Center for International Education will offer airport pick up for students who arrive at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Tuesday, August 19th between the hours of 10:00 am EST and 6:00 pm EST. Undergraduate students who will be living on campus will be able to move in to their residence hall rooms on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Further details about arrival, airport pick up requests, and move in will be sent to you via email over the summer. Compulsory orientation activities will begin the morning of Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

At the end of ISO students will attend a second orientation for all students in their program (undergraduate freshmen, undergraduate transfers, Hayworth undergraduates, or graduates). New freshmen who attended a ROAR session in June or July will not attend a second orientation in August and will have a free day before classes begin.

Things to Do to Prepare for International Student Orientation:

  1. Submit your enrollment deposit and Statement of Intent. (You cannot register for Summer Orientation until you are deposited). Exchange Students are exempt and do not need to complete this step.
  2. Register Online for ROAR session 4 (Registration will open June 25). Complete the online registration to select the dates you plan to attend and to provide important information.
  3. Complete and bring your Student Medical Form
  4. Review Your Orientation Schedule

*International students are typically defined as those on F and J visas. However, any student who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, or those who are U.S. citizens who have been living abroad are welcome to attend international student orientation and any events sponsored by the Center for International Education.

Have Questions?
For questions regarding International Orientation, please contact Sidra Freeman at 704-337-2534 or freemans@queens.edu or reach out to any of the Center for International Education Staff.

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