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Fall 2013 New Student Orientation Week and Orientation Leaders

by Lauren Braun on July 22, 2013 in SIS Events

It’s that time of year!

Despite the South Georgia heat and humidity, Summer is moving along steadily. Good luck to all students enrolled in Summer classes and CONGRATULATIONS to our Summer Graduates.

As you might guess, there are students full of anticipation and excitement (and sometimes dread?) as Summer comes to an end and Fall semester comes closer in to view.

We are officially 2 weeks away from welcoming NEW international students to begin their studies at Valdosta State University. Fall 2013 Orientation week will take place August 5th through August 9th.  As part of our Fall traditions, the Society for International Students plays a key role in orientation week. They do so by serving as Orientation Leaders and hosting a welcome cookout for new and returning students. This year, the cookout will be hosted at the VSU Center for International Programs on THURSDAY, August 8th.  ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

At this time we are welcoming VOLUNTEERS to assist the VSU Center for International Programs during Orientation Week. It will also be a chance for our new students to meet currently enrolled international (and domestic!) students.

If you’re interested in volunteering to be an International Student Orientation Leader, please contact Lauren or Danielle.

 NOTE: There will be 2 Orientation sessions for new F-1 international students and a separate orientation for new J-1 exchange students.

 Students receiving the international student scholarship– becoming an Orientation leader will count towards your scholarship activities (volunteering also counts towards community service hours!).   

We hope you’ll consider being a new student leader and welcoming new international students and exchange students to VSU’s campus.

 Enjoy these last few days of Summer!