Summer & Fall International Student Orientation

Students attending the International Student Orientation.

OGS hosts an orientation program of information sessions and social events for F-1 and J-1 international students who are starting a new degree, certificate, or exchange program at the Georgetown Main Campus in Summer or Fall 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.

OGS offers a customized International Student Orientation for students beginning the below programs in the summer:

  • Biomedical Graduate Education, PHD: June 30, 2020
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Cell Biology
    • Microbiology and Immunology
    • Neuroscience
    • Pharmacology
    • Tumor Biology
  • Educational Transformation (Advocacy and Policy), MA: July 6, 2020
  • Georgetown Summer Medical Institute (GSMI): June 15, 2020
  • GUQ Summer Session 1: TBA
  • GUQ Summer Session 2: TBA
  • Health Systems Administration, MS: July 7, 2020
  • Management, MS: July 6, 2020
    • OGS partners with the McDonough School of Business to present sessions for F-1 and J-1 international students at the academic program’s orientation.
  • Policy Management, MPM: May 29, 2020
    • OGS partners with the McCourt School of Public Policy to present sessions for F-1 and J-1 international students at the academic program’s orientation.
  • Political Economy, MA: May 18, 2020
  • Post-Baccalaureate Computer Science: June 1, 2020

For the international students attending graduate programs with classes that begin before August 26, 2020, OGS offers a customized International Student Orientation:

  • Business Administration, MBA: July 24, 2020
    • OGS partners with the McDonough School of Business to present sessions for F-1 and J-1 international students at the academic program’s orientation.
  • Health and the Public Interest, MS: August 4, 2020
  • Physiology, Special Master’s (Main Campus): August 4, 2020
  • Physiology, Special Master’s (Downtown): August 12, 2020
  • Medicine, MD: August 4, 2020

OGS will hold an International Student Orientation for all other international graduate students August 16 – August 18, 2020. Please check back in June for a schedule of events.

Orientation activities begin on August 20, 2020 for students attending Bachelor’s degree programs, GU-Q students taking courses on the Main Campus, and undergraduate exchange students. OGS partners with New Student Orientation (NSO) to offer a combined orientation experience for international undergraduate students. Please check back in June for a schedule of events.

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.