August 10–11 and 17–19
Recordings of our program events are available to view below.
- Cornell Health and Safety (video)
- Welcome from Wendy Wolford, Vice Provost for International Affairs (video)
- Immigration Regulations (video)
- Academic Integrity (video)
- Career Services (video)
- Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies (video) and Einaudi PowerPoint slides
- International Student Union PowerPoint slides
Questions? Email us!
What is Prepare?
Prepare is the Office of Global Learning's pre-orientation program for incoming undergraduates. We encourage all new international undergrads—first-year students and transfers—to attend, meet new people, and learn about Cornell and Ithaca before Cornell's new student orientation.
Prepare gives you an early start on your Cornell experience. You'll learn about resources to help you settle in at Cornell and make friends from around the world. We can't wait to meet you!
Time to Adjust
University orientation for the entire first-year class begins at the end of the week before classes start. Prepare gives you a chance to learn more about life as a college student in the U.S. before plunging into other orientation activities and academic tasks.
You’ll learn about the U.S. academic system, Cornell's student life and traditions, and campus opportunities for the international community. Prepare gives you a chance to ask questions and discuss issues with staff from across the university, including academic departments, health services, and campus police.
Meet Upper-Level International and U.S. Students
International and U.S. upperclassmen will join Prepare sessions to answer all of your questions and give you the inside track on campus life. They will serve as your mentors and guides to life as an international student at Cornell.
Join us for a smooth start to your Cornell career and the chance to make friends for a lifetime.