F-1 ORIENTATION COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES JULY 2021

Orientation information for students in the College of Professional Studies beginning their program on their F-1 student visa in July 2021. This orientation is in addition to the orientation you received from the College of Professional Studies. 

The Office of Global Services (OGS) welcomes you to Northeastern University! You are joining a global community of over 13,000 international students and scholars from 147 different nations across the world. We can’t wait to welcome you. 

The OGS International Student Orientation is designed to ease your transition to a new city and to help you learn more about being an international student at Northeastern. Your attendance in the OGS International Student Orientation is mandatory and will be recorded in your international student record.  

Please note: 

  • If you have deferred your program and will not begin your program at Northeastern this semester, then you should wait to attend orientation until before you start your program. 
  • If you plan to start your program online this semester, this is not mandatory at this time. However, we recommend reviewing the OGS international student orientation now, and you will be required to complete the orientation again your first semester in the U.S. on your F-1 visa. 

Asynchronous (Interactive Module) Orientation 

  • Asynchronous orientation is a course you will be automatically added to in a learning platform called Canvas. Through this, you can go through each orientation module on your own time. The asynchronous Canvas course will be available to you starting on Thursday, July 8.  
  • You must complete the orientation before August 8. 
  • The Canvas course must be completed in the Firefox web browser. 
  • Attendance criteria 
    • Complete all orientation segments; partial completion will not be counted. 
    • Pass polls and quizzes that are shared in the modules. 

If you have questions specifically about OGS International Student Orientation, you can contact [email protected] for all other questions regarding your F-1 student visa, please contact [email protected] 

F-1 GRADUATE ORIENTATION SEPTEMBER 2021

Orientation information for Masters and Ph.D students in all Graduate colleges.

F-1 students can choose either an synchronous or asynchronous orientation option – depending on what best fits your schedule and learning style.

If you are beginning your program from your home country, then you will be required to attend the OGS orientation session at the beginning of your first semester on your F-1 visa. Some information shared here may still be useful to you as a remote student.

Synchronous

    • Synchronous sessions will be delivered live by OGS staff, via a streaming webinar platform.
    • Synchronous orientation is a good option if:
      • Want to be able to ask questions to OGS staff real-time
      • You have a stable internet connection that can stream an entire orientation session. Attendance at the entire orientation session is required.
  • Attend one of the following orientation sessions that are held in GoToWebinar (register using your Northeastern email).Registration dates will be added in July2021.
  • Attendance criteria
    • Attend full session
    • Pass polls in GoToWebinar

Asynchronous

    • Asynchronous orientation is a course you will be automatically added to in Canvas where you can go through each orientation module on your own time
    • The asynchronous Canvas course will be available to you starting in mid-August.
    • Asynchronous orientation is a good option if:
      • You like self-directed learning and want to be able to move through the information at your own pace
      • The synchronous webinars do not fit your schedule
      • You are worried that your internet connection won’t sufficiently stream a webinar
  • The Canvas course must be completed in the Firefox web browser
  • Attendance criteria
    • Complete all orientation segments
    • Pass polls and quizzes in Canvas
  • After completion of the asynchronous orientation session in canvas, you have the option to attend the New International Student Town hall where you can ask any remaining questions about compliance and life at Northeastern to a panel of Global Student Ambassadors and OGS staff members. This webinar is optional and will not be graded. Date of the town hall to be announced soon.

F-1 CPS ORIENTATION SEPTEMBER 2021

Orientation information for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of professional studies.

F-1 students can choose either an synchronous or asynchronous orientation option – depending on what best fits your schedule and learning style.

If you are beginning your program from your home country, then you will be required to attend the OGS orientation session at the beginning of your first semester on your F-1 visa. Some information shared here may still be useful to you as a remote student.

Synchronous

    • Synchronous sessions will be delivered live by OGS staff, via a streaming webinar platform.
    • Synchronous orientation is a good option if:
      • Want to be able to ask questions to OGS staff real-time
      • You have a stable internet connection that can stream an entire orientation session. Attendance at the entire orientation session is required.
  • Attend one of the following orientation sessions that are held in GoToWebinar (register using your Northeastern email).Registration dates will be added in July2021.
  • Attendance criteria
    • Attend full session
    • Pass polls in GoToWebinar

Asynchronous

    • Asynchronous orientation is a course you will be automatically added to in Canvas where you can go through each orientation module on your own time
    • The asynchronous Canvas course will be available to you starting in mid-August.
    • Asynchronous orientation is a good option if:
      • You like self-directed learning and want to be able to move through the information at your own pace
      • The synchronous webinars do not fit your schedule
      • You are worried that your internet connection won’t sufficiently stream a webinar
  • The Canvas course must be completed in the Firefox web browser
  • Attendance criteria
    • Complete all orientation segments
    • Pass polls and quizzes in Canvas
  • After completion of the asynchronous orientation session in canvas, you have the option to attend the New International Student Town hall where you can ask any remaining questions about compliance and life at Northeastern to a panel of Global Student Ambassadors and OGS staff members. This webinar is optional and will not be graded. Date of the town hall to be announced soon.

J-1 STUDENT ORIENTATION Fall 2021

In this virtual information session we will review the role of the Office of Global Services, immigration documents, how to maintain J-1 visa status, health insurance requirements, travel, employment and Social Security Numbers, and a Q&A period. The session will go for one hour. Please click the links below to enter the Zoom session.

Monday, September 13, 2021 10AM

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2PM

Friday, September 17, 2021 10AM

F-1 UNDERGRADUATE ORIENTATION FALL 2021

Mandatory:

The Office of Global Services will hold a mandatory international student compliance session within the Husky 101 orientation. Husky 101 Online is a time for students and families to become more connected to the university. This curricula is designed to introduce you to the campus resources and services that will assist and support you throughout the years.

It is mandatory for all new students to complete the Husky 101 Online Student Curriculum including the OGS international student compliance session. Pre-registration is not required.

Optional: 

You have the option to attend the New International Student Town hall where you can ask any remaining questions about compliance and life at Northeastern to a panel of Global Student Ambassadors and OGS staff members. This webinar is optional and will not be graded.

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