International Student Orientation
First you will have an International Student Orientation and then you will have an Orientation with all of the new Gustavus students. So, there will be time to adjust to life here before classes begin.
The International Student Orientation is designed to help you with the cultural and academic transition, and introduce you to the campus community and resources. It is also a time to make friends and have fun. Normally the international student orientation includes: sessions on international transitions, academics, technology, and college life; meeting with academic advisors regarding your course registration; a Gustavus tour; a tour of St. Peter; a chance to open a bank account and apply for a social security card; shopping in Mankato; a welcome breakfast with Center for International and Cultural Education staff; a reception with the Gustavus President; a dance with Peer Assistants in the Dive; a lunch and event to get to know the Gustie Greeters; dinner with the Collegiate Fellows; and a social gathering in the Gustavus Chaplain’s home.
For information on the orientation for all new students, see: http://www.gustavus.edu/orientation/