Center for Global Services
International Student Orientation

Spring 2017 International Student Orientation
Monday, January 16

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The Center for Global Services conducts a comprehensive orientation for new international students every fall and an abbreviated orientation every spring semester. The orientation is designed to help incoming students adjust to life in the United States and at Rutgers. Starting school without preparation can be confusing and even a little frightening. Orientation is an important component of a successful transition. The personalized environment of the program created by the staff of the Center for Global Services and a team of trained student volunteers help new students get familiar with their new surroundings and understand the various opportunities and resources available to them at Rutgers. The program also provides opportunities to meet new and returning students, learn from their experiences, and make new friends.

Even if you have participated in an orientation program at another American university, you will find Rutgers' International Student Orientation useful --and a lot of fun! No two schools are alike and it is much easier to meet people and get things done before everyone gets busy with classes.

The Fall Orientation is a 6-day program run like a conference, i.e., multiple sessions run  concurrently, and participants select the sessions of most need and interest to them. Certain critical sessions are repeated several times during the week. Orientation is a mandatory program fees for which are included in your term bill. The fee covers 5 very full days of information sessions and workshops, two dinners, a welcome reception, shuttle transportation to local shopping, evening social activities, subsidies for various exciting trips (Broadway shows in New York City and a trip to Philadelphia for a day of sightseeing and relaxation), and many other programs.

Some of the other programs covered during orientation are:

Detailed Fall orientation schedules are distributed only to those who register and pay for the orientation itself.

View sample programs from the past

Read what student participants have to say about orientation.

Regarding further information about the International Student Orientation, please feel free to contact us

Mohini Mukherjee, Associate Director, Student Services,
Lauren Tong, International Student Adviser,

Center for Global Services
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
180 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901