During this webinar series, you will be able to:
- Collect practical information about course selection and degree requirements
- Ask questions about campus life, and get answers from current students and parents
- Learn about support services
- Begin preparing for your move
International Student Webinars
International Student Orientation Program (ISOP) Q&A
Friday, May 13, 10:00-11:30 a.m. EDT
This interactive session is for incoming international students who want to learn more about the International Student Orientation Program (ISOP), one of the three optional pre-orientation programs at Columbia. ISOP Coordinators Tracy Cao and Evan Owen will give an overview and answer your questions to help you decide whether ISOP is the right program for you.
Pre-Departure Orientation for International Students on F-1 and J-1 Visa
Wednesday, June 8, 10:00-11:30 a.m. EDT
Join Chia-Ying Pan, Director of Education, Outreach, and International Student Support, and Michelle Desikan, Senior Program Officer of Columbia University's International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO), for a session on pre-departure documentation for the F-1 or J-1 visa. The presentation will focus on essential visa information and port of entry procedure for international students. You will have an opportunity to get your visa questions answered during the Q & A session.
An Insider's Guide to Columbia Student Life for Incoming International Students
Monday, June 20, 10:00-11:30 a.m. EDT
Excited to start your new life at Columbia University, in New York City, and in the United States? Wondering what the transition will look like for you as an international student? Join Chia-Ying Pan, Director of Education, Outreach, and International Student Support, and three current international students who will discuss their journeys. You will hear their words of wisdom and be given opportunities to submit questions during the webinar for the panelists to answer.
These academic webinars serve as a primer for what to expect at Columbia. Students are welcome to attend, but note that this overview is designed for parents and family members. Advising deans will reach out to incoming students over the summer to schedule individual advising sessions.
Check back for session dates and descriptions in mid-summer.