F-1 Orientation College of Professional Studies April 2022 - Boston

Orientation information for students in the College Professional Studies beginning their program in April 2022..

Below you will find information about the International Student Orientation that is designed to ease your transition to a new city and to help you learn more your responsibilities as 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 studies at Northeastern this semesteryou should wait to attend orientation until you begin your program in the U.S. 
  • If you will remain outside the U.S. and plan to start your program remotely this semester, this Orientation is not mandatory at this time, but we do we recommend that you review it. You will be required to complete the orientation for your first semester in the U.S. on your F-1 visa.  
  • This orientation is in addition to the orientation from your academic department 


For the OGS International Student Orientation, you can choose how you would like to attend: 1) through a synchronous/ live webinar session or 2) through an asynchronous Canvas course you can complete on your own schedule.  Pick an option that best suits your schedule and learning style. The information is the same so you do not need to attend both.     

Synchronous (Live Webinar) Option 

  • Synchronous orientation is a good option if: 
    • You want to be able to ask questions to OGS staff in real-time. 
    • You have a stable internet connection that can stream an entire orientation session. Attendance at the entire orientation session is required. 
  • Attendance criteria 
    • Attend full session; partial attendance will not be counted. 
    • Pass the surveys and polls that are presented during the session.

Asynchronous (Interactive Module) Option 

  • 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. You must complete the orientation before May 1st.
  • The asynchronous Canvas course will be available to you starting on April  8th.
  • 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; partial completion will not be counted. 
    • Pass polls and quizzes that are shared in the modules. 

F-1 Graduate Orientation January 2022 - Boston

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

Below you will find information about the International Student Orientation that is designed to ease your transition to a new city and to help you learn more your responsibilities as 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 studies at Northeastern this semesteryou should wait to attend orientation until you begin your program in the U.S. 
  • If you will remain outside the U.S. and plan to start your program remotely this semester, this Orientation is not mandatory at this time, but we do we recommend that you review it. You will be required to complete the orientation for your first semester in the U.S. on your F-1 visa.  
  • This orientation is in addition to the orientation from your academic department 


For the OGS International Student Orientation, you can choose how you would like to attend: 1) through a synchronous/ live webinar session or 2) through an asynchronous Canvas course you can complete on your own schedule.  Pick an option that best suits your schedule and learning style. The information is the same so you do not need to attend both.     

Synchronous (Live Webinar) Option 

  • Synchronous orientation is a good option if: 
    • You want to be able to ask questions to OGS staff in real-time. 
    • You have a stable internet connection that can stream an entire orientation session. Attendance at the entire orientation session is required. 
  • Attendance criteria 
    • Attend full session; partial attendance will not be counted. 
    • Pass the surveys and polls that are presented during the session.

Asynchronous (Interactive Module) Option 

  • 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. You must complete the orientation before February 13th. 
  • The asynchronous Canvas course will be available to you starting on Friday, December 24th. 
  • 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; partial completion will not be counted. 
    • Pass polls and quizzes that are shared in the modules. 

 

After completion of the asynchronous orientation session in canvas, you have the option to attend one of the New International Student Town hall virtual events. During the event, 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. Register and attend on GoToWebinar by clicking the links below.

International Student Town Hall
Tuesday, January 18 from 4-5pm EDT
Register and attend on GoToWebinar

International Student Town Hall
Wednesday, January 26th from 2-3pm EDT
Register and attend on GoToWebinar

F-1 CPS Orientation January 2022 - Boston

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

Below you will find information about the International Student Orientation that is designed to ease your transition to a new city and to help you learn more your responsibilities as 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 studies at Northeastern this semesteryou should wait to attend orientation until you begin your program in the U.S. 
  • If you will remain outside the U.S. and plan to start your program remotely this semester, this Orientation is not mandatory at this time, but we do we recommend that you review it. You will be required to complete the orientation for your first semester in the U.S. on your F-1 visa.  
  • This orientation is in addition to the orientation from your academic department 


For the OGS International Student Orientation, you can choose how you would like to attend: 1) through a synchronous/ live webinar session or 2) through an asynchronous Canvas course you can complete on your own schedule.  Pick an option that best suits your schedule and learning style. The information is the same so you do not need to attend both.     

Synchronous (Live Webinar) Option 

  • Synchronous orientation is a good option if: 
    • You want to be able to ask questions to OGS staff in real-time. 
    • You have a stable internet connection that can stream an entire orientation session. Attendance at the entire orientation session is required. 
    • If the times above do not work for you, you can complete the asynchronous Canvas course.  
  • Attendance criteria 
    • Attend full session; partial attendance will not be counted. 
    • Pass the surveys and polls that are presented during the session.

Asynchronous (Interactive Module) Option 

  • 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. You must complete the orientation before February 13th. 
  • The asynchronous Canvas course will be available to you starting on Friday, December 24th. 
  • 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; partial completion will not be counted. 
    • Pass polls and quizzes that are shared in the modules. 

After completion of the asynchronous orientation session in canvas, you have the option to attend one of the New International Student Town hall virtual events. During the event, 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. Register and attend on GoToWebinar by clicking the links below.

International Student Town Hall
Tuesday, January 18 from 4-5pm EDT
Register and attend on GoToWebinar

International Student Town Hall
Wednesday, January 26th from 2-3pm EDT
Register and attend on GoToWebinar

F-1 Undergraduate Orientation January 2021 - Boston

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.

J-1 Student Orientation January 2022 - Boston

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. Topics covered will also include an introduction to academic and cultural life in the U.S. The session will go for approximately one hour and a half.

Please register in advance for one of the virtual orientation sessions by clicking one of the links below. You only need to attend one session, as the content is the same for each session. Please pick the session that works best for your schedule:

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 10:00 AM

Monday, January 24, 2022 @ 1:00 PM

Friday, January 28, 2022 @ 10:00 AM

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