Fall 2018 Information Session Resources

If you missed an information session during Fall International Welcome Weeks, or you just want to revisit the presentation, please see the below resources.


Banking in the U.S.

Presented by Student Fiscal Services

This presentations goes over helpful information and details about banking in the U.S. We will also answer questions about the use of credit cards, ATM/debit cards, and any other questions regarding payment options in the U.S. PowerPoint slides | Slides in Mandarin


The Great Outdoors of Washington

Presented by Edward Landreth, FIUTS Alumnus

Washington state is filled with unending opportunities to get outside. Whether your interest is hiking, skiing, kayaking, cycling, or any other outdoor sports, learn about the locations, resources, guidelines, and safety information. PowerPoint slides


Health Insurance 101

Presented by Patricia Atwater, Hall Health Center, and Chris Dessert, ISHIP

Feeling overwhelmed about navigating the U.S. health-care system? UW’s International Student Health Insurance Plan (ISHIP) and Hall Health Center are here to help. PowerPoint slides


HOw do I pay for graduate school?

Presented by Michelle Drapek, Fellowships and Awards, The Graduate School

This session will cover basic information about funding graduate education at the UW. We will discuss various sources of financial support and how to secure them, as well as the resources available to assist UW students in the process. PowerPoint slides | Handout


Managing Your Finances

Presented by Student Fiscal Services

The Managing Your Finances presentation will include the online tuition statement, how to pay your tuition and fees, how to avoid additional fees, and some information about taxes. PowerPoint slides


SCHolarship information for international students

Presented by Emily Smith and Robin Chang, UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

This workshop will provide information on how to begin the scholarship search and develop a competitive edge. We will focus on scholarship search tools, specific resources available to non-U.S. citizen undergraduates, and tips for crafting competitive applications in the U.S. Slides PDF


Top 10 mental strategies for success for international students

Presented by Chia Chen-Tu, UW Counseling Center

As an international student, you are facing the challenge of learning in a new cultural context. Come learn what affects your concentration and motivation. We will discuss how to adjust to the U.S. classroom expectations and culture so you perform well academically and adjust while remaining connected to your own identity. PowerPoint slides