International Students Orientation

  • International Orientation

    International Students - Next Steps 

    Dean is proud to welcome new international students to campus each fall and spring semester. Approximately 10% of our students come from outside the United States and they represent over 20 different countries.

    Now that you have decided to join the Dean community and have submitted your enrollment deposit you will be invited to attend an orientation program at the start of your first semester at Dean College.  

    International Student Orientation (ISO) combines fun activities with helpful workshops and presentations on academic support, technology services, immigration, advising and residence life. You'll also have a chance to meet our faculty and staff, connect with other Dean students, and make lots of new friends! 

    International Student Orientation (ISO) - Spring (January) 2019

    International students enrolling at Dean College for the Spring 2019 semester are required to attend International Student Orientation (ISO) from Friday, January 18, 2019 through Monday, January 21, 2019. The full schedule will be available in the weeks leading up to orientation. 

    International Student Orientation (ISO) - Fall (September) 2019

    Welcome to Dean College! International students enrolling at Dean College for the Fall 2019 semester are required to attend International Student Orientation (ISO).  ISO dates will be available in late November. The full schedule will be available in the weeks leading up to orientation. 

    You will find highlights of each orientation day below: 

    Day One
    New International Students Arrive for Check-In
    Dinner with the Orientation Leaders 

    Days Two, Three and Four
    Welcome and Introductions

    • Learn how to navigate around campus
    • Meet with Health Services
    • Buy some things for your dorm room at a shopping trip to Walmart
    • Take the Math Placement Exam
    • Enjoy a dinner off-campus
    • Learn more about activities and intermural sports available on campus
    • Learn about your I-20 and visa status
    • Receive your course schedule
    • Open a bank account or get a SIM card for your cell phone.
    • Learn about Residence Life and Housing
    • Receive your Student ID and learn about Campus Safety
    • Get your technology questions answered.
      If you have questions about ISO or becoming a new international student at Dean College, contact Advising/International Student Services at advising@dean.edu or 508-541-1536.

    NOTE: If you are a U.S. citizen who has been living abroad you are welcome to join us for ISO. Please contact advising@dean.edu if you would like to attend.

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