Graduate/Professional Orientation Events

Graduate/Professional Orientation Events

ISSS hosts ISO (International Student Orientation) activities for all new international graduate and professional students. 

Please also check your program of study to find more information about school-specific and program-specific orientations.

Thumbnail
MONDAY AUGUST 20
Adjust to Penn Today: Workshops for New International Students

Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Location: Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk

Living in a new country and in a different culture than your own can be difficult. Join ISSS and partnering offices from across campus for interactive and informative sessions on how to adjust to your new home at Penn and Philadelphia. Check out the schedule below and sign up today!  

Click on the "Register Here" links to learn more about each session.

Monday, August 20 Schedule

10:00am - 10:50am 
“Staying Healthy at Penn”
by Student Health Service

 

11:00am - 11:50am

“Effective Ways to Build Strong Social Networks” by Counseling and Psychological Services & ISSS
 

12:00pm - 12:50pm 
“LGBTQ Culture”
by LGBT Center & ISSS

 

1:00pm - 1:50pm
“Jobs, Internships, and Work Permission in the U.S.” by Career Services & ISSS

 

2:00pm - 2:50pm
“Oops! Avoiding Social Mistakes in the U.S.” by ISSS

 

3:00pm - 3:50pm
"It’s On Us: Recognizing and Responding to Harmful Behavior” by Penn Violence Prevention and Sexual Violence Investigative Officer

 

Thumbnail
MONDAY AUGUST 20
New Graduate International Student Social Hour

Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Location: Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk

Join us at the Perry World House on August 20 for a Social Hour with new graduate & professional international students at Penn! Share your experience, make connections, and enjoy some refreshments.

Thumbnail
TUESDAY, AUGUST 21
Adjust to Penn Today: Workshops for New International Students

Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Location: Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk

 

Click on the "Register Here" links to learn more about each session.

Tuesday, August 21 Schedule

9:30am - 10:20am
“Immigration Options After Penn” by ISSS

 

10:30am - 11:20am
“Participating in a U.S. Classroom” by ISSS

 

11:30am – 12:20pm
"Safety & Security at Penn & Philly" by Division of Public Safety (A special APT Workshop hosted by the Penngagement International Experience (PIE) Series. Learn more about the PIE Series here)

 

1:00pm - 1:50pm
“Academic Integrity: How to Succeed at Penn” by Office of Student Conduct
 

2:00pm - 2:50pm
“The Unwritten Rules of Communicating with Professors and TAs” by Weingarten Learning Resources Center

 

3:00pm - 3:50pm
"The Art of Small Talk" by Graduate Student Center

 

Thumbnail
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
Center City Philadelphia & One Liberty Observation Deck

Time: 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Location: Meet at 3440 Market Street at 4:30pm

Cost: $10 (May purchase up to two tickets)
 

Get a bird’s-eye-view from the top of one of Philadelphia tallest buildings! You’ll see as far as the eye can see of the “City of Brotherly Love”, which is a UNESCO World Heritage City. Before getting your view of the city, we’ll visit the famous Reading Terminal Market that sells traditional American treats and foods and stop by City Hall, which is the biggest municipal building in the U.S.!  Tokens for SEPTA subway transportation provided

SOLD OUT

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
New Graduate International Student Welcome Reception

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Perry World House

 

Welcome to Penn! ISSS invites new graduate international students to celebrate the start of your Penn experience. Meet new friends, enjoy a delicious meal, and if you’re lucky enough, win a prize! Co-sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA).

Please note: Space is limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis

SOLD OUT

Thumbnail
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Phillies Baseball Game

Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Meet at 3440 Market Street
Cost: $20 (may purchase up to 2 tickets)

It’s a homerun!!! ISSS and Penn Abroad welcomes you on a trip to Citizens Bank Park in South Philly to witness the Philadelphia Phillies vs. the Miami Marlins in the traditional US sport – baseball! Enjoy the game while grabbing some food and drink at the numerous locations inside the stadium! Tokens for SEPTA subway transportation provided

SOLD OUT