In order to enhance existing efforts between OTE and ISSS to increase international student participation in Welcome Week, this event provides an opportunity for international students to meet Welcome Week Leaders (WWLs), as well as, some of the new students in their group prior to the start of Welcome Week. This new effort is designed to provide international students with an early glimpse into Welcome Week. This includes activities in larger group settings (icebreakers, introductions, learn names, etc), opportunities for one-to-one conversations so both students and leaders have a better understanding of each other's experiences, and increased comfort level of both populations as they enter Welcome Week. Through this event we hope to engage international students in Welcome Week at a higher rate and longer into the program, thus adding to their sense of belonging on campus.
Transition Support (Student-Focused)