Many of Dartmouth's programs and schools offer orientation programs for international students and scholars. By clicking on the link above you can learn more about the international undergraduate student orientation program, and international graduate student orientation.
(IP)2 are panels of international students and/or scholars from Dartmouth speaking about cultural, social, and political issues in their home countries or regions of the world. Some of the panels we have organized in the past focused on the effects of presidential elections in Turkey and Brazil, the creation of the European Union, social and political concerns in Russia, and the history and culture of Vietnam. Please watch our programming blitz bulletin for updates.
This program gives new international undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to become acquainted with U.S. families in the Upper Valley. "Friendship Families" volunteer to help students adjust to college life and serve as a "window on American culture." Students get to know their host families through occasional visits to their host families' homes and by spending time with them on special occasions and outings. Friendship Families also benefit from the opportunity to learn about another culture, another part of the world beyond the Upper Valley. Students can choose to be matched with a host family by completing a request form available at the link above.
The International Student Programs office sponsors an International Student Mentor program (ISM) to help new undergraduate international students overcome difficulties during their first academic year. International students who sign up for this program will be assigned a mentor who will help him/her with questions, concerns, and problems. Mentors will contact their advisees over the summer to answer any initial questions, and to facilitate our new international students' arrival in Hanover. Upper-class student mentors help new international students discover Dartmouth resources and opportunities. Mentors also offer advice on courses to take, share their experiences with culture shock and roommates, or can simply be there to share friendship. For more information or to sign up for a mentor, please contact the International Student Programs office at 603 646-2331.
The International Student Programs office publishes a semi-annual newsletter with many articles of interest to international students, scholars, faculty, and Dartmouth alumni abroad, as well as the greater Dartmouth community. Previously published newsletters may be obtained by contacting the International Student Programs office at 603 646-2331.
The International Student Programs office sponsors the McCulloch International Residence (MIR), including the funding of programming and some financial support. The International Residence Program Coordinator (IRPC), a graduate student, reports directly to the International Student Programs office regarding programs and concerns within the MIR. Among annual MIR events is the Holiday Bazaar, usually scheduled during the winter term, in which donations of international gifts and mementos are collected and sold. All profits are donated to an international charity of the MIR's choosing. Previous charities have included UNICEF and the Heifer Foundation. Applications and information may be obtained by calling the International Student Programs office at 603 646-2331.
Dartmouth's Language and Cultural Exchange program (LACE) provides an opportunity for Dartmouth graduate and undergraduate students to practice their second languages in comfortable and informal settings. The program matches up international and domestic students who pledge to meet once a week to improve conversational skills while sharing their respective cultures. LACE participants have many opportunities to attend College and LACE-sponsored events together.
The International Student Programs office sponsors an informal group of international students, scholars, and their families who meet once or twice each week to improve their spoken English. An instructor offers encouragement and informal instruction in a supportive and friendly environment. If you would like more information about the English Conversation Group, including meeting location and time, please contact ISP's Director, Stephen Silver, at 603 646-2331, or see our International Student Community Programming blitz bulletin.
The Director of International Student Programs is currently the advisor for the International Student Association and provides support as needed. Whenever possible, the International Student Programs office supports events on campus, including those organized by student groups or individuals. In the past, events sponsored or supported have included a Canadian/US border green up, an international dance party, and Argentine tango events.
Last Updated: 3/30/12