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International Student Orientation

 Passport to Wheaton

Passport to Wheaton is a part of orientation that is specifically designed for MK/TCK/International Students and their parents.  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 2019 is:

Thursday, August 22, 2019 

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

Gather with our International Students Leaders for games and dessert.  

Friday, August 23, 2019 

Passport to Wheaton:  8:15 a.m. - 12 noon.  Coray Gym, Beamer Center.

Join us for breakfast and then we will discuss topics about transitioning well to Wheaton and the Chicago area.  

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

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 

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.  We will end the tour with a treat from a local dessert spot, Kimmer's Ice Cream!

Saturday, August 31, 2019 

International (F-1 Visa) Student Orientation Day: 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Meet in Phelps, Beamer Center.

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.  We will share a meal with international faculty and staff and learn from the stories of international students succeeding academically and personally at Wheaton.  Breakfast and lunch will be served.  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.