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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.

Download the FIUTS app for Fall 2016 International Student Orientation!


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 2016
August 22-23

Fall Orientation 2016
September 13-23

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Upcoming Events
Culture Conversation Group Oct 26, 2016 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM — HUB 340
FIUTS Halloween Party (21+) Oct 26, 2016 08:00 PM - 11:55 PM — Pick up your ticket in the FIUTS Office (HUB 206)
Chinese Cultural Salon: The Art of Chinese Tea Drinking Oct 27, 2016 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM — HUB 337
Explore the World at Beacon Hill International School Oct 27, 2016 02:20 PM - 03:20 PM — Beacon Hill International Elementary School
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