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International Student Orientation

Learn more about the upcoming FIUTS orientation for new international students at the University of Washington.

Welcome to the University of Washington! FIUTS provides an orientation for all new international students and scholars at the UW, including graduates, undergraduates, exchange students, and visiting scholars.


At orientation, you will learn about important resources available to you as a UW student, U.S. customs and lifestyles, and visa and immigration essentials; have an opportunity to meet other local and international students; and discover Seattle! FIUTS International Student Orientation is designed to make your transition to the UW as smooth and rewarding as possible.

If you are a freshman or transfer student, you should attend FIUTS Orientation AND participate in an Advising & Orientation (A&O) session with UW First Year Programs (both online and on-campus options are available to new international freshmen).

If you have any questions about International Student Orientation, please email us or call the FIUTS office at 1-206-543-0735.

- International Student Handbook
- Orientation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Housing Information

FIUTS International Student Orientation Calendar

When will you begin your studies at the UW? Click on the quarter below for more information about the FIUTS Orientation schedule that applies to you!

Early Fall Start (EFS Freshmen) Orientation, 2015
August 24

Fall Orientation, 2015
September 16-25

Winter Orientation, 2016
January 4-10

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Ballard Farmer's Market & Urban Hike Oct 04, 2015 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Meet Outside the Burke Museum Cafe
International Education Month test Oct 05, 2015 09:55 AM - 11:55 AM
FIUTS New Facilitator Orientation Oct 06, 2015 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM — HUB 337
Culture Conversation Group Oct 07, 2015 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM — HUB 337
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