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:
SPRING 2019 INTERNATIONAL WELCOME WEEKEND (March 29-31, 2019): Embark will be held on Friday, March 29. Registration will open for this session during winter quarter.
SUMMER 2019 INTERNATIONAL WELCOME WEEKEND (June 21-23, 2019): Embark will be held on Friday, June 21. Registration will open for this session during spring quarter.
FALL 2019 INTERNATIONAL WELCOME WEEKS (September 10-20, 2019): You will choose one Embark session from multiple offerings during International Welcome Weeks. Registration will open for this session during spring quarter.
EARLY FALL START 2019: If you are participating in the Early Fall Start program, you will attend Embark on August 25, 2019. You do not need to attend an additional Embark session during International Welcome Weeks in September.