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International Undergraduate Orientation

Welcome

Information regarding orientation for international undergraduates, including members of the Class of 2020, international transfer students, and international exchange students will be posted shortly. Please visit again soon for the most up to date information.

2016 International Undergraduate Student Arrival Information

Once International Undergraduate Orientation information is publicly posted, students will be asked submit their arrival details to OPAL International Student Programs. OPAL will arrange for International Student Mentors to be on hand to:

  • Meet students arriving at Logan Airport (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Assist students arriving at Logan to locate the Dartmouth Coach bus service to Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Meet students arriving in Hanover at the Hanover Inn 
  • Assist students when they arrive in Hanover with their luggage, and escort them to their residence hall

Instructions for Obtaining Undergraduate Immigration Documentation

International students requiring a visa status to study in the U.S. will find the Office of Visa and Immigration Services (OVIS) to be of critical importance in addressing concerns or questions related to your immigration status.

Orientation Schedule

Please visit again soon for the International Undergraduate Orientation 2016 schedule.

Links to Important Information for International Students

The following are links to important information for international students who will be attending Dartmouth.  We hope these links will answer your most critical questions while you are still in your home country, and once you arrive at Dartmouth.  You will receive more detailed information after you arrive.  Feel free to write, e-mail, or fax us at International Student Programs-OPAL with any questions.  Once you are in Hanover, we can help you further with academic issues, personal and social adjustment, cultural opportunities, and programming information.

After Your Arrival

Additional Resources

International Student Mentors

The International Student Mentor program provides friendship and assistance to new international undergraduates during the fall and winter term of the first academic year.  To be assigned to a Mentor, students must fill out the request form.  To obtain an International Student Mentor request form, please click on the link above.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at International.Student.Mentor@Dartmouth.edu.

International Friendship Family Program

The International Student Programs Office sponsors the International Friendship Family Program, which matches students with host families in the Upper Valley.  Friendship Families can be a valuable resource as students adjust to college life and American culture.  Visit the link above to learn more about the program and how to sign up for it by submitting the request form available on the link.

We look forward to meeting you in Hanover!

Last Updated: 1/12/16