International Orientation engages participants in the opportunities and challenges of coming to Brown as an international student, including academic expectations, campus life, immigration and visa policies, and transition to life in the United States. International Orientation is primarily organized and run by international students at Brown, ensuring that it is both informed by their experience and socially engaging.
Incoming first-year and transfer students who self-identify as international, regardless of citizenship or residency (including in the United States), should attend International Orientation. Students studying at Brown on a visa are expected to attend.
Throughout International Orientation, students engage with peer mentors from the International Mentoring Program, who continue to offer peer advising and programming throughout the year. While International Orientation is primarily for students, there are a limited number of sessions open to family members, too.