92 International Students Welcomed to Wesleyan

On Aug. 25, Wesleyan welcomed 92 international students to campus. Of these, 71 are foreign nationals and 21 are U.S. citizens living abroad. International students represent about 13 percent of the entire Class of 2017.

Students come from more than 50 countries around the world including Portugal, Macedonia, Singapore, Jamaica, Bosnia, Brazil, Germany, Ireland, Argentina, Spain, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Nepal, Iran, Kuwait, Mongolia and others.

International Student Orientation began Aug. 25 when orientation leaders helped move the new students into their residence halls.

International students received a campus tour, a welcome dinner, shopping trips and multiple educational programs sessions that address health and medical insurance issues, programs about cultural adaptation, weather adjustment and the value of a liberal arts education. Students also attended informational sessions about U.S. systems. ISO is held prior to new student orientation in order for international students to recover from travel, often from across the globe. This program prepares international students to successfully transition to New Student Orientation, which began on Aug. 28 for the entire Class of 2017.

Photos of the students are below:

International Student Orientation, Aug. 28, 2013. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

International Student Orientation, Aug. 28, 2013. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

International Student Orientation, Aug. 28, 2013. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

International Student Orientation, Aug. 28, 2013. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

International Student Orientation, Aug. 28, 2013. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

International Student Orientation, Aug. 28, 2013. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

International Student Orientation, Aug. 28, 2013. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

International Student Orientation, Aug. 28, 2013. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

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Olivia Drake

Olivia (M.A.L.S. '08) is editor of the Wesleyan Connection newsletter and campus photographer. I have two dogs, five chickens and 30 house plants. I like snow, photographing firemen and enjoying "stinky" cheeses. Send me your story ideas to newsletter@wesleyan.edu. 

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