Fall 2019 International Welcome Weeks

All new international students on F-1 or J-1 visas at the University of Washington are required to attend one Embark session, during which you will connect with other new and returning students, prepare for your cultural transition to the UW and U.S., and complete your compulsory immigration check-in process. Embark sessions are offered throughout International Welcome Weeks (Sept. 10-20), with some sessions tailored to different student levels. You must register for your chosen session. Please view the Embark page for more details and to register.

International Welcome Weeks also include a multitude of information sessions and social events designed to make your transition to the UW as smooth as possible. You will have the opportunity to learn about important resources available to you as a UW student, U.S. customs and lifestyles, and visa and immigration essentials; meet other local and international students; and discover Seattle.

Freshmen who participate in Early Fall Start must attend the EFS Embark session on August 25 but do not need to participate in another session in September. However, we encourage you to participate in additional International Welcome Weeks activities.

If you have any questions about Embark or International Welcome Weeks, please email orientation@fiuts.org.



This will continue to be updated as the schedule is finalized.