Created for all international students to deliver information about their immigration status, cultural adjustment, academic differences, options for employment and overall transition to Wheaton and the United States. Led by the Center for Global Education.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

12:00 – 6:00 p.m.   International Student Arrival
Check in with Global Ed, get your key and ID
Balfour-Hood Campus Center – Atrium

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner
Chase Dining Hall

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Evening Programming
Pine Hall – Conger Commons

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Donut Drop-In

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
Chase Dining Hall

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
International Overview
Program schedule overview, immigration presentation and cross-cultural discussion on adjusting to a new environment.
Mary Lyon Hall – Wooley Room

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Opening Ceremony

Join President Michaele Whelan, Provost Touba Ghadessi, Dean of Students Darnell Parker, and the Early Arrival Program Coordinators as they give their opening remarks to commence Early Arrival 2022!
Hindle Auditorium

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Campus Tours

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Davis House Reception
Davis International House

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Dinner
Chase Dining Hall

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Target Trip – meet outside Global Ed
Enjoy some free time or a chance to shop for last minute items you may need for the school year. Transportation will be provided.
Howard St. outside Center for Global Education

9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Evening Programming
Coming soon!
Location TBD

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Healthy Practices and Counseling Introduction
Join a counseling center staff member to learn how you can set yourself up for success and access mental wellness.
Location TBD

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Health Services and Understanding Taxes
Learn more about health services and health insurance, then get the full understanding of taxes in the U.S.
Mary Lyon Hall – Wooley Room

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Memory making with Early Arrival Assistants
Chat with fellow students while working on a fun craft.
Location TBD

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch
Chase Dining Hall

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hot Topics: Conversations about race, ethnicity, gender and politics in America.
Mary Lyon Hall – Wooley Room

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner
Chase Dining Hall

9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Evening Programming
Coming soon!
Location TBD

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Friday, August 26, 2022

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Chase Dining Hall

9:20 – 11:00 a.m.
Academic Excellence Workshop
What to Expect in the Classroom & How to Succeed. Hear from faculty about how to best succeed in your classes. Then, settle in with your Early Arrival Program Assistants as they share their own classroom experiences.
Mary Lyon Hall – Wooley Room

11:15 – 11:40 p.m.
Study Abroad Workshop
Travel with Global Ed. Find out about semester long, year long and faculty-led programs that you can experience while continuing your education.
Mary Lyon Hall – Wooley Room

11:40 – 12:00 p.m.
International EAP Evaluations and Closing
Mary Lyon Hall – Wooley Room

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
Chase Dining Hall

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Outing to Mansfield Crossing
Howard St. outside Center for Global Education
 
Register for one of the 2022 Early Arrival Programs

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