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All new international students on F-1 or J-1 visas at the University of Washington Seattle are required by the university to attend one Embark session, organized by FIUTS in collaboration with the UW International Student Services office and other campus offices.

Welcome to the University of Washington! We are so glad to have you join our global community.

 

All new international students on F-1 or J-1 visas at the University of Washington Seattle are required by the university to attend one Embark session, organized by FIUTS in collaboration with the UW International Student Services office and other campus offices. Embark is a session during which you will connect with other new and returning students, prepare for your cultural transition to the UW and U.S., and learn more about maintaining your visa status while a student at UW. Embark sessions are offered as part of your international welcome programming in the quarter you are entering UW:

SUMMER 2018 INTERNATIONAL WELCOME WEEKEND (June 15-17, 2018): Embark will be held on Friday, June 15. Summer-entering students will automatically be enrolled in this session and do not need to register.

FALL 2018 INTERNATIONAL WELCOME WEEKS (September 11-21, 2018): You will choose one Embark session from multiple offerings during International Welcome Weeks. You must register for your chosen session (see below for more details).

EARLY FALL START 2018: If you are participating in the Early Fall Start program, you will attend Embark on August 19, 2018. Please register below for the session on August 19. You do not need to attend an additional Embark session during International Welcome Weeks in September.

WINTER 2019 INTERNATIONAL WELCOME WEEKEND (January 4-6, 2019): Embark will be held on Friday, January 4. Winter-entering students will automatically be enrolled in this session and do not need to register.

SPRING 2019 INTERNATIONAL WELCOME WEEKEND (March 29-31, 2019): Embark will be held on Friday, March 29. Spring-entering students will automatically be enrolled in this session and do not need to register.


 

Incoming Fall 2018 International Students

New international students entering UW Seattle in Fall 2018 must register for one Embark session. Some Embark sessions are tailored to specific populations, while others are open to students of any academic level (exact times and locations are still being determined):

Freshmen Only:

  • September 13 afternoon
  • September 19 morning **do not register for this session if you are attending your First Year Programs A&O that day**
  • September 21 morning

 

Transfer Undergraduates Only:

  • September 25 morning

 

Master's Students Only:

  • September 11 morning
  • September 13 morning
  • September 17 afternoon

 

Doctoral Students Only:

  • September 14 morning

 

UW Study Abroad Exchange Students:

  • September 18 morning

UW Study Abroad exchange students are required to attend this session and do not need to register.

Sessions Open to F-1 Students of Any Academic Level:

  • September 12 morning
  • September 14 afternoon
  • September 20 morning

Students on J-1 visas that are not part of UW Study Abroad should register for the sessions on September 14 or 20.

Register for your session here by August 1, 2018. You will need your UW Net ID to register for your session. Freshmen participating in the Early Fall Start program should register for Embark on August 19 and do not need to register for an additional session in September.

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