An orientation for new Caltech international students beginning in Fall 2021. Program details have been sent via email. Click on each date below to expand and view. Click on the iBegin@Caltech link on the sidebar to learn about additional helpful resources for new students.
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Meet Ilana: Message by Ilana Smith, Director of the International Offices at Caltech and JPL.
Meet Laura: Message by Laura Flower Kim, Associate Director of ISP. Learn about ISP's signature programs.
Meet Daniel: Message by Daniel Yoder, International Advisor at ISP. Learn about ISP's immigration advising.
Meet Cam: Message by Cesar "Cam" Moncada, International Case Coordinator at ISP.
Cultural Transitions: Presented by Dr. Charisma Bartlett, staff psychologist with the Student Wellness Services (SWS)
Immigration Basics with ISP
What happens when my visa expires? Will I be eligible for a summer internship? What documents do I need to travel with? Can I ever take a term off? Your ISP advisors, Laura and Daniel, will help you understand your rights and responsibilities under F-1 and J-1 status, review documents, and answer your questions so that you can feel more in control of your own U.S. nonimmigrant status. PowerPoint Presentation.
Meet Ups with Orientation Leaders
Virtual and in-person, 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!