Thursday, August 23 - Friday, August 24

I-NSO Schedule (PDF)

International New Student Orientation (I-NSO) program provides an introduction to Georgetown for all new undergraduate students entering Georgetown in F-1 or J-1 status as a mandatory precursor to New Student Orientation (NSO) which all undergraduate students attend. I-NSO will host sessions and activities on the U.S. academic system, U.S. immigration regulations, general university services and resources, and the culture of the United States.

I-NSO is required for all international undergraduate degree, exchange, SFS-Q, and transfer students in F-1 or J-1 status enrolling in Fall 2018. Students in F-1 and J-1 status are automatically registered for orientation and charged a new student orientation fee regardless of whether or not they attend the optional events during the program.

 Undergraduate International Orientation Advisers  

June 2018 Get Excited Newsletter  

Temporary Accommodations  

Transportation & Parking  


Registration for Non-F-1/J-1 Visa Holders, US Citizens, and Dual Citizens

U.S. citizens or dual citizens who have lived outside the United States for the majority of their life and feel I-NSO would ease their adjustment to U.S. culture are encouraged to register to participate in I-NSO. Click on the button below to complete and submit the registration form as soon as possible. 

Non F/J I-NSO Registration Form 

Note: Do not plan on attending I-NSO until you receive a confirmation of registration from the Orientation Coordinator, as registrations will be reviewed in light of spaces available. 

Upon receiving confirmation of I-NSO registration, you will be expected to attend all I-NSO sessions, with the exception of the Immigration & Compliance Session. You will join a small group of new international students so your participation will be integral to the group dynamic. Finally, an International Orientation Fee of $50 will be charged to your student account.

On-Campus Housing & Move-In

New undergraduates, OGE exchanges, SFS-Q and international transfer students living on campus must move-in to their dormitory on Thursday, August 23, 2018, between 12-4pm. Arriving on campus for move-in after this time frame will not be permitted. Therefore, if you anticipate arriving on campus after 4pm on August 23, it is recommended that you arrange for temporary housing or a hotel stay for the night. The Office of Residential Living can provide information on move-in, facilities, and the housing assignment process later this spring. 

New International Student Checklists

Being organized and prepared before you leave home will make your arrival much easier! Below you will find a checklist of tasks to complete before your arrival at Georgetown. Remember that you may have additional tasks for attending NSO Undergraduate Deans and programs may require additional tasks to be completed so be sure to check your Georgetown email account and read all information you receive from Georgetown. 

Pre-arrival Checklist (PDF)  Post-Arrival Checklist (PDF) 

I-NSO Leaders

Seo YoungSeo Young Lee

Program: SFS
Home Country: South Korea
Seo Young Lee is a rising sophomore in the College studying American Studies. Born in South Korea, she grew up Indonesia, England, and Singapore. Seo Young has been heavily involved in service since high school, having directed Asia’s largest youth-led charity race (the 24 Hour Race) and worked with NGO Gawad Kalinga to raise funds for Filipino villages in poverty. Since moving to DC, she has co-organized the 2018 Global Expo, Georgetown’s largest food event on campus, for which she established corporate sponsorships with donors, such as Chipotle, Il Canale, and the Newseum. She adores the arts and frequents museums, as well as contributing monthly articles to the Georgetown Independent.


Blank profile photoKarissa Prayogo

Program: SFS
Home Country: Indonesia
Karissa is a rising junior in the SFS majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a concentration in Business, Growth and Development. Hailing from Jakarta, Indonesia, she is passionate about startups and social innovation and is fascinated by how technology can be leveraged to solve international development challenges. On campus, she is the president of the International Students Association and focuses much of her efforts on fostering a sense of community within Georgetown's international population and creating resources to aid international students in their transition to American college culture. She has also worked as a research assistant in the Asian Studies Program and as an assistant editor in the Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs, and is now working at the Cawley Career Center on international student programming. In her spare time, she loves trying out new restaurants in DC, karaoke nights with friends, and watching the Great British Baking Show.