International Student Orientation
Welcome all newly admitted students - we look forward to seeing you soon!
The dates for 2018 International Student Orientation (ISO) are as follows:
Fall 2018 International Student Orientation (ISO) Program
Arrival/residence hall move-in for Global Scholars Program (GSP) participants: Monday, July 16, 2018
Arrival/residence hall move-in for all other International Students, Exchange Visitors, and Third Culture Kid (TCK)/Global Nomad Students: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
International Student Orientation: Wednesday, August 15th – Friday, August 17th, 2018
(New Student Orientation begins Saturday, August 18th, 2018)
At the beginning of each term, International Student & Scholar Services holds a mandatory orientation program for new international students. This program is designed to provide you with valuable information and facilitate your transition to Colorado College. By participating in the International Student Orientation, you will gain essential information about:
- immigration rules and regulations that affect your visa status
- student health services and health insurance requirements at CC
- academic and student life at CC
- campus and community resources
- living in Colorado Springs
- opportunities to meet other new international and domestic students at CC
Fall 2018 ISO Mentors
The ISO Mentor program at Colorado College exists to foster meaningful interactions between current CC students and incoming international students and exchange visitors. ISO mentors begin communicating with our new international students before they arrive on campus to help them prepare for what's ahead at CC. Throughout the fall semester, mentors continue to support these students by organizing events and serving as a resource for questions about U.S. culture and academic life at CC.
Each new international student will be assigned an ISO mentor who will assist you in your transition to life at CC. Meet your ISO leaders/mentors here:
Viktor Kelemen - Class of 2021
1. Your first year is the perfect opportunity to explore everything CC has to offer: academics, social life, involvement opportunities etc. Don't limit yourself. Enjoy and explore!
2. Always know that you are not alone. Be it homesickness, the Block plan or just feeling down for no reason, there are always people around to talk to. Never hesitate to reach out.
3. Don't refuse a round of frisbee in Armstrong quad in the sun, no matter how busy you are. It will soon be winter and you might wish you did more outside on sunny fall afternoons.
Tony Zhu - Class of 2020
1. Stay hydrated, keep yourself warm, and get enough sleep every day.
2. Try to do things that you truly like instead of following everyone else.
3. Don't be afraid to talk to anyone; try to use as many resources as possible.
Britta Lam - Class of 2020
1. DEFINITELY remember to bring some food from home. Colorado Springs is pretty limited in terms of food options, so bring some of your favourite snacks!
2. Bring a water bottle and drink up. We have lots of water fountains around campus to keep you hydrated and to help you avoid altitude sickness.
3. Think ahead. 4 years may sound like a long time, but as an international student, it is definitely very helpful to think ahead about your plans and opportunities.
Jinkang Yu - Class of 2019
1. Block Plan is hard, especially, so don't be too hard to yourself, spend time with friends!
2. Definitely ask for help if you need it academically, I personally have benefited greatly from writing center!
3. Don't hesitate to seek professional help if you are having emotional problems!
Saria Sato Bajracharya - Class of 2020
1. Don't be too overwhelmed by the new environment around you- take your time, and be comfortable with being uncomfortable sometimes.
2. Enjoy the natural beauty of Colorado and take opportunities to go on outdoor trips ( at least once).
3. Make sure to take care of yourself no matter what- always eat, drink, and sleep well
Kelly Yue - Class of 2021
1. Enjoy the warm weather when you first arrive at CC (you will miss it when winter arrives).
2. Don’t stress too much about what to bring because you can buy everything after arriving.
3. Be excited for college but also be ready for failures and frustrations.
Anusha Khanal - Class of 2021
1. Don't hesitate to take up new challenges!
2. Be open to conversations.
3. Sometimes, you have to take an extra step.
Emma Sargent - Class of 2019
1. Try lots of new activities! My favorites have been the art adjuncts.
2. Silly as it sounds, try to read the emails the school sends - it's a great way to stay in the loop about events and activities
3. Enjoy the sunshine! There are so many beautiful places in Colorado to explore