Wesleyan Welcomes New International Students

Wesleyan international students posed for a group photo with their Orientation Leaders on Sept. 1 and learned to shout "Go Wes!"

Wesleyan international students posed for a group photo with their Orientation Leaders on Sept. 1 and learned to shout “Go Wes!”

Wesleyan welcomed 88 international students and 31 U.S. citizens living abroad to campus this week. On Sept. 1, they gathered for a group photo and dinner.

Starting Aug. 31, the students, who hail from more than 58 countries, from Argentina to Zimbabwe, participated in International Student Orientation. ISO is held prior to New Student Orientation in order for students coming from across the the globe to recover from travel. ISO offers sessions that address health and medical insurance issues, programs about cultural adaptation, weather adjustment, and liberal arts education, as well as informational sessions about U.S. systems that many international students may not be familiar with or that are different from their home country.

The program prepares international students and U.S. citizens living abroad to successfully transition to New Student Orientation, which is held Sept. 2-6. Extended orientation activities are held throughout the month of September.

Photos of the international students are below: (Photos by Olivia Drake)

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