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The 2024 New International Graduate Student Orientation takes place Monday, September 9 to Friday, September 20 at Bechtel International Center. We look forward to seeing you there! 

View 2023 Orientation Schedule

The Details

  • Orientation begins Monday, September 9.
  • All orientation events take place in person at Bechtel International Center.
  • If you can't make the first week, don't worry! All sessions repeat during the second week. 

The Fun

  • Dinners featuring world foods from Palo Alto restaurants. Tickets are limited and sold at orientation.
  • Bus tours of the San Francisco - Bay Area during the orientation weekends.
  • Welcome reception featuring food, music and prizes during the second week of orientation. This event is free.
  • International karaoke night.

Informative Sessions

  • Transplants Taking Root: Skills and Resources for Mental Health and Well-Being at Stanford
  • F-1 & J-1 Employment in the United States
  • ... and more!


Browse this list of resources from the 2023 new student orientation for graduate international students while we plan the 2024 orientation: