Welcome to the International Community at HWS!

Congratulations on your acceptance! It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to HWS and to our outstanding international community.

International students have a long history of noteworthy contributions to the HWS community through exemplary extracurricular and academic performance. We are confident that you will continue this legacy, and we look forward to welcoming you into a community eager to celebrate your achievements and contribute to your personal, academic and professional growth.

As you prepare to pack your bags and start an exciting new adventure, know that all of HWS's international community shares the common experience of leaving home to study in the United States. This tight-knit community is more than willing to offer insight and support throughout this process to make your transition smooth and enjoyable.

Throughout your time at HWS, we also hope that you find the International Student Affairs offices to be a place to share with other international students and join events that celebrate multiculturalism and world cultures, including dinners, workshops, multicultural events and outings.

We look forward to greeting you for the International Student Orientation, a special orientation that is specific to the needs of our international students. This mandatory program is held August 17-19, but students are required to arrive on campus Sunday, August 16 so that they can get settled into their residence hall before the program begins. It is our hope that this Orientation will give you a head start and chance to meet other current and incoming international students as you get acclimated to life here at HWS.


In the coming weeks, we'll be using this site to tell you more about the International Student Orientation. Check back frequently for more information.


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