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International Student Orientation

Aug. 11-16

International Student Orientation is designed to provide you with an introduction to Augustana College, Rock Island and the Quad-Cities. Attendance for ISO is mandatory for all international students.

Some of the topics that will be discussed are:

  • Academic issues
    • Classroom styles
    • Faculty
    • Study habits
    • Types of exams
  • Selecting and registering for classes
  • Practical discussions
    • Medical and health issues 
    • Food
    • Banking
    • Shopping
    • Safety
    • Transportation
    • Augustana’s expectations of students
  • Meeting and working with student peer leaders, also known as Global Ambassadors
  • Meetings with campus administrators
    • Dean of students
    • College registrar
    • Residential life staff
    • Library staff
    • Dining services staff
  • Living on campus
  • Purchasing textbooks
  • Finding a job on campus
  • Life in the Quad Cities
  • Numerous special events, outings, tours and dinners
  • U.S. culture and lifestyles

There will be one day where international students shop at a local shopping mall. Social events are planned for international students to get to know each other, as well as American students. There is no cost for ISO nor a cost for moving onto campus early.