International Graduate Orientation (IGO)

Monday, January 6 – Tuesday, January 7, 2020

OGS hosts a mandatory orientation program of information sessions and social events for new graduate students (including graduate exchange students) enrolling in F-1 and J-1 status in Spring 2020. Interactive sessions focus on academic life, immigration regulations, healthcare, employment, and other topics critical to success at Georgetown.

All students in F-1 and J-1 status are automatically registered for orientation and will incur a $50 international orientation fee. Students must attend all mandatory international orientation sessions in order to remain in legal student status.

New International Student Pre-Arrival Checklist

Being organized and prepared before you leave home will make your transition much easier! Below is a checklist of tasks to complete before your arrival at Georgetown. Your academic department or program may require additional tasks, so be sure to read all information you receive from Georgetown University. 

Are you a new international student enrolling a program at the School of Continuing Studies (SCS)? If so, SCS orientation information may be found on the SCS Admitted International Students website.