International Students Orientation

  • International Orientation

    Helping Students Assimilate

    Dean welcomes international students and conducts an orientation program at the start of each semester to help you prepare for college in the United States. 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) - 
    For Students Entering Fall 2017

    Welcome to Dean College! International students enrolling at Dean College for the Fall 2017 semester are required to attend International Student Orientation (ISO) from Thursday, August 31st through Monday, September 4th. The full schedule will be available in the weeks leading up to orientation.  You will find highlights of each orientation day below:

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

    International Student Orientation: Friday Sept. 1st - Monday, Sept. 4th 
    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 fun Off-campus Excursion to Boston or Providence
    • Learn more about activities and intermural sports available on campus
    • Learn about your I-20 and visa status
    • Make friends and get prizes on a Scavenger Hunt
    • Receive your course schedule
    • Bank Visit, SIM Cards & Campus Tour
    • Residence Life and Housing
    • Staying Safe & ID Photos
    • Immigration Requirements



      If you have questions about ISO or becoming a new international student at Dean College, contact Advising/International Student Services at 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 if you would like to attend.

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