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International Student Orientation

It is required by immigration law that first-year F-1 students, J-1 students and scholars must attend the International Student Orientation. Augsburg Intentional Student Orientation provides essential information to assist new international students and scholars to acclimate into Augsburg community and make successful cultural and academic transition into the new settings. The Orientation takes place in both fall and spring semester and lasts for 3 days between Wednesday and Friday before school starts in each semester.  Activities and topics you can expect during the Orientation include:

  • Legal document check
  • Entry level assessment for F-1 students: Writing, Michigan Assessment and math placement test
  • Welcome from International Student Organization (ISO) board members
  • Health Insurance
  • Overview of Augnet Account
  • F-1 and J-1 regulations
  • Tour of Lindell library
  • Conversation with Augsburg Center for Counseling and Health Promotion (CCHP) counselors
  • Campus and city street security
  • Issues and policies related to living on campus
  • Overview of Augsburg policies and activities
  • Intercultural Communication and adjustment
  • Minneapolis Plunge – Light-rail adventure
  • Welcome dinner in homes of Augsburg staff or faculty