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Students on campus during the global student orientation

Undergraduate Orientation

Join us at the Fall 2020 New Global Student Orientation! This required orientation is especially designed for new Global Students, which includes international students, MKs and TCKs. View the schedule.

This orientation is free, but you must register for it by August 10, 2020.

Due to university changes to New Student Orientation, the schedule for Global Orientation has been modified to begin on Wednesday, August 26th. If you are able to change your travel plans to arrive on the 26th, please do so. If you are unable to change your travel plans, please email globalstudentservices@biola.edu and someone will get back to you with potential alternatives.

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Global Student Orientation Schedule

We are excited to welcome you at Global Student Orientation into the Biola community! Due to recent university modifications to university-wide New Student Orientation, we are still in the midst of adapting pieces of Global Student Orientation. While the dates have been finalized, the content for those dates are still being established. Be checking your Biola email as more communication will follow as details are finalized!

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Time
Event
Location
Various

Airport Pickups at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.
LAX
TBD Orientation Check-In and Move-In

TBD

5—7 p.m.

Welcome Celebration

Various

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Time
Event
Location
11 a.m.-1 p.m. University-Wide Orientation Sessions
TBD
1—2 p.m. Session 1: Welcome by GSPD Staff TBD
2—2:45 p.m. Session 2: Biola – A New Culture to Explore
TBD
2:45–3:30 p.m.Session 3: F-1 Visa and U.S. GlobalsTBD
3:30–3:45 p.m.Journal Reflection #1TBD
3:45–4 p.m.BreakTBD
4–6 p.m.Global Orientation (G.O.) Groups #1 DinnerVarious
6–8 p.m.Game NightTBD

Friday, August 28, 2020

Time
Event
Location
8–9 a.m. Breakfast (optional)
TBD
9—10 a.m. Session 4: Studying in the States

TBD

10—11:30 p.m. Session 5: Class Tours & Campus Challenge
TBD
11:30 a.m.—1 p.m. Lunch Break TBD
1—1:45 p.m. Session 6: Finding Employment
TBD
2–3 p.m.Campus ConnectionsTBD
3–4 p.m.Session 7: Culture ShockTBD
4–4:45 p.m.Next Steps with GSPDTBD
4:45–5 p.m.Journal Reflection #2 TBD
5–6:30 p.m.Dinner in G.O GroupsVarious
6:30-8 p.m.Closing Time of WorshipTBD