Thursday, September 17 - Saturday, September 19, 2020
iBegin@Caltech is an orientation designed specially for new Caltech international students. iBegin@Caltech 2020 is a virtual program to reach students near and far.
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Director's Welcome: pre-recorded message by Ilana Smith, Director of International Offices
Meet Laura: pre-recorded message by Laura Flower Kim, Associate Director of ISP. Learn about ISP's signature programs.
Meet Daniel: pre-recorded message by Daniel Yoder, International Advisor at ISP. Learn about ISP's immigration advising.
Immigration Basics: Comic Strip by ISP with helpful hints to understand F-1 and J-1 status and other life lessons.
iBegin@Caltech Resources: Popular links to helpful resources for new students.
3x3 with ISP: Join one of ISP's three, live sessions throughout the day. Three ISP staff will be asking and answering three questions to help us get to know each other. Special guests may pop by to say hello! Various times available to accommodate different time zones. These sessions will not be recorded. Zoom links were sent to all new students via email.
- 8:00 - 8:30 AM (PDT)
- 12:00 - 12:30 PM (PDT)
- 8:00 - 8:30 PM (PDT)
Peer Panels - Live, small-group discussions hosted by Orientation Leaders: Orientation Leaders are fellow international students who have been enrolled at Caltech for at least one academic year. They look forward to welcoming you to the Caltech community, sharing their experiences and tips, and learning about you!
New students will be grouped by ISP to accommodate new students' current time zones. These sessions are strictly peer-to-peer and will not be recorded. Zoom links and session assignments sent to all new students via email.
- 8:00 - 9:00 AM (PDT)
- 12:00 - 1:00 PM (PDT)
- 8:00 - 9:00 PM (PDT)
Virtual Meet Up - A special meet up in a virtual world for you to enjoy peer-to-peer conversations and online games! Also, learn about the ISC Buddy Program for New International Undergraduate and Graduate Students. Hosted by the International Students Council (ISC) .
Two sessions to choose from to accommodate different time zones.
- 9:00AM - 10:00 AM (PDT)
- 7:00PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)