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Orientation for Graduate and Professional Students

We Encourage You to Attend!

Watch this page next spring for August 2020 details.

To help you settle into your life at Cornell, the Office of Global Learning offers a special orientation just for international graduate and professional students. While it is not mandatory, we encourage you to attend.

We will cover a variety of topics of interest to international students, including:

  • Cornell History and Traditions
  • Activities at Cornell and in Ithaca
  • Sources of Support
  • United States Immigration Law
  • United States Income Tax
  • Health and Safety at Cornell
  • Adjusting to Academic Culture in the United States

International Student Organization Fair

After the orientation session, from noon to 1:30 in the Beck Center Park Atrium, you can enjoy light refreshments and browse the International Student Organization Fair, where you can learn about student organizations and activities at Cornell.

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