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International Student Orientation

 Passport to Wheaton

Passport to Wheaton is a part of orientation that is specifically designed for International F-1 visa/MK/TCK students.  During Passport to Wheaton, you will learn what it is like to be an international student at Wheaton, tips on making a smooth transition to the Chicago area, what services on campus can be a help to you, and you can meet our International Student Leaders as well as other new international students.

Our schedule for the Fall 2020 is:

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Cross Cultural Chill Out:  7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  The Stupe, Lower Beamer.

Gather with our International Students Leaders for games and dessert.  

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Passport to Wheaton:  2:30 - 6:00 p.m.  Coray Gym, Beamer Center.

We will discuss topics about transitioning well to Wheaton and the Chicago area.  New students will have dinner in small groups with their Ladder Leaders.

This is just the start of the orientation experience!  Visit the Student Activities orientation page for the full orientation schedule starting Friday.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 

Insider's Tour of Downtown Wheaton: 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon.  Meet at the ISP Office, 45 Lower Beamer

Join current international students on a walking tour of downtown Wheaton to learn about the best regstaurant, stores and deals near campus.  

Saturday, August 29, 2020

International (F-1 Visa) Student Orientation Day: 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Location to be announced

New F-1 Visa students are required to attend this mandatory training and orientation day.  You will learn key information on how to maintain your F-1 visa status and utilize all the benefits associated with it, complete the visa check-in process required by the US government, and register for the F-1 visa student website.  You will also learn from the stories of international students succeeding academically and personally at Wheaton.  Please bring your passport, I-20, and laptop or mobile device.


Passport to Wheaton is a part of the Wheaton Orientation Experience that is designed specifically for incoming international students.