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Orientation for Graduate and Professional Students

We Encourage You to Attend

August 2021: Exact dates are currently TBD 

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

Students with Spouses

August 2021

In addition to the orientation, we also hold a session for students with spouses. This session features a panel of spouse volunteers who talk about their experiences and the challenges and solutions they found come with being the spouse of a Cornell student. Topics will be guided by the participants, but might include volunteer opportunities, spouse support organizations, childcare issues, and healthcare.


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