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Fall 2013 International Student Orientation

New international exchange students move into their dorms in the Global Village in Phillip-Hawkins Residence Hall

UNCG and IPC are delighted to welcome 130 new international exchange students and 121 degree-seeking students to our campus. During the week of August 12, 2013, the exchange students participated in a week full of orientation activities, including presentations on academic advising, academic and non-academic life, and visa document information. Additional presentations were provided by Housing and Residence Life, UNCG Police, Spartan Card Center and Dining Services, the Student Success Center, and the Student Health Center. Throughout the week, the students were also taken on several off-campus outings, including trips to Wal-Mart Super Center, Friendly Center, and Four Seasons Mall. As always, we truly appreciate the time taken to help our new students adjust and orient themselves to life at UNCG and the greater Greensboro area.

In addition to learning the nuts and bolts of campus life, students also participated in several activities to help them get to know their cohort and their UNCG PALs. Over the summer, UNCG Team QUEST Director Paul Harmelin taught the Study Abroad and Exchange (SAE) staff several experimental education activities designed to encourage a deeper level of interaction and bonding between students. During the orientation week, the SAE staff and a few graduate assistants led several of those activities in Foust Park for the international exchange students as well as the German Summer Fulbright students. Activities included a Group Juggle, “Have You Ever…?” Question Game, and Hula Hoop Pass. Afterwards, the students enjoyed a popsicle social in the park.

Kaitlin Ritchie (back, right; Assistant Director of SAE) leads new international exchange students during a Team QUEST activity

As part of orientation, new degree-seeking international students also attended one of eight orientation sessions given over the first three weeks of the semester. The sessions covered a variety of different issues and topics, including immigration and visa status, full-time enrollment, academic integrity, cultural adjustment and intercultural communication, student health services, campus safety, travel, employment, and various on- and off-campus resources for student success and well-being.

We would like to thank everyone who helped make this semester’s orientation week a success!

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