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Session Proposal: International Welcome Weeks 2018

Join FIUTS in welcoming new international students to the UW! Submit an information session proposal for Fall 2018 International Welcome Weeks.

You are invited to join the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS) in welcoming nearly 2,600 new international students to the University of Washington this fall.

FIUTS International Welcome Weeks
(September 11-21) is a two-week program for international undergraduate, graduate, and exchange students and scholars beginning their studies at the UW. The International Welcome Weeks program includes required Embark sessions as well as other social programs and information sessions designed to introduce new students to important resources on and off campus, help them to form new friendships, explore our city, and make a smooth transition to the UW community.

Information Sessions
Approximately 30-40 information sessions will be offered to new international students on a variety of topics on Tuesday-Thursday, September 18-20. Sessions take place in the HUB, with two to three sessions running concurrently and each session lasting 50 minutes. Attendance usually averages around 30 students per session, but some sessions can have 150-200 participants.

Sessions can be presented by multiple presenters - from campus and the community - and in various formats. We encourage collaborative, creative and interactive session proposals! We welcome both general-interest sessions as well as those targeted to specific populations of students.

Note: If you have presented an information session in previous years and would like to repeat the same session, you may skip this form and email to note your interest in repeating your session. Please include the name of your session, any updates to the description or presenters, and your availability to present on Tuesday, Sept. 18 - Thursday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Session Presenter(s)
Lead Presenter (#1)
Title/role and any other relevant information
Co-Presenter (#2)
Title/role and any other relevant information
Co-Presenter (#3)
Title/role and any other relevant information
Co-Presenter (#4)
Title/role and any other relevant information
Information Session Details
Please fill out all fields if you are proposing an info session.
(e.g. lecture, workshop, panel, activity, etc.) All rooms will have a computer and projector available.
Target Audience
check all that apply
Content Focus Area
please select 1-2
to appear in the program (can be updated later)
Presenter(s) Availability
Please indicate all dates and times that you are available to present
Tuesday, September 18
Wednesday, September 19
Thursday, September 20
Information sessions run concurrently - with as many as 3 or 4 offered at the same time. Would you be willing to offer your session more than once to accommodate student interest throughout the week?
Would your session best be hosted in your own space (ie. library resources, IMA tour, etc.), rather than in the HUB? If you can offer an alternate meeting place, where is it and how may students can you accommodate?

Thank you for proposing a session for FIUTS International Welcome Weeks. Upon proposal review, FIUTS may make recommended changes to session content and/or suggest collaboration among presenters proposing similar session content. Selected presenters will be notified and scheduled by mid-July. If you have any questions, please contact FIUTS.

Please note: Presenters are not compensated; however, they are welcome to distribute flyers, coupons, samples, and other resources. No direct sales are allowed at information sessions or the resource fair.

For general information about the international student welcome program, please visit Fall 2018 International Welcome Weeks.

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