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International Student Orientation

International Orientation is a one-week long welcome program to Washington College. This program is mandatory for all incoming international students.  

During Orientation, you will discover Washington College and the surrounding waterfront town of Chestertown, MD. You will meet other international and domestic students while learning important information that will help your transition to Washington College be smooth and successful. There will be time to get student IDs, set up bank accounts, shop, and get American cell phones. 

Upon arrival to Washington College, students arriving in the fall will have a one-week orientation program that will take you step by step through everything that you need to know as an International Student at this institution.  Students arriving in the spring will have a four-day orientation.

The orientation program aims to (1) help you with the initial adjust and acclimatization to the U.S. and Washington College; (2) Ensure that you have an overview of the academic system in the U.S. and time to meet with your advisor; (3) Meet and get to know other international students and incoming U.S. students; (4) Familiarize you with campus and the community of Chestertown.

Spring 2015 Orientation Dates
  • January 14 - Arrive at BWI Airport before 4:00 pm (16:00)
  • January 14 - International Student Orientation
  • Januray 15-18 - All-College Orientation
  • January 18 - All returning Washington College Students move-in to dorms
  • January 19 - Classes start

The Global Education Office looks forward to working with you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

If you have any questions about the orientation, do not hesitate to contact Kate McCleary, Director of Global Education, kmccleary@washcoll.edu, 410-810-7470 or Theresa Capule, Assistant Director of International Student Services, tcapule2@washcoll.edu, 410-778-7762.