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Fall 2018 International Welcome Weeks

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 are required to attend one Embark session, during which you will connect with other new and returning students, prepare for your cultural transition to the UW and U.S., and complete your compulsory immigration check-in process. Embark sessions are offered throughout International Welcome Weeks (Sept. 11-21), with some sessions tailored to different student levels. You must register for your chosen session. Please view the Embark page for more details and to register.

International Welcome Weeks also include a multitude of information sessions and social events designed to make your transition to the UW as smooth as possible. You will have the opportunity to learn about important resources available to you as a UW student, U.S. customs and lifestyles, and visa and immigration essentials; meet other local and international students; and discover Seattle.

Fall 2018 International Welcome Weeks Schedule

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The UW Alumni Association will be hosting several International Student Send-Offs in countries around the world from July 21 to August 13. View their website for information about events in Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Indonesia.

Check out the video below to learn more about FIUTS events and International Welcome Weeks!

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