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Graduate International Student Orientation Leader

Co-lead a small group of 15-25 new international graduate and professional students during the August 2022 international student orientation for International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). Leaders will be paired and assigned to lead 5-6 sessions throughout the week of August 8-12, which will include:
  • Facilitating ice breakers and social activities
  • Explaining general University of Iowa policies and procedures, as trained by ISSS
  • Providing a tour to your group of the primary buildings and locations on campus and downtown Iowa City
  • Responding to questions from students and referring them properly when necessary
  • Creating a supportive social environment within the small group to help new international students make friends and create a social support system

  • University of Iowa degree-seeking graduate or professional students enrolled for the Spring 2022 semester who will also enroll in the Fall 2022 semester
  • Both international as well as domestic students are welcome to apply
  • Must be available for ALL required dates and times listed below, no exceptions
  • Demonstrate interest in or experience working with international issues, study abroad, intercultural training, or diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives (domestic or international)


Dates/Times Required:
  • Leader Training Part 1: 08/4/2022, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Leader Training Part 2: 08/5/2022, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Welcome Session: 08/8/2022, 8:30am - 10:30am
  • Small Group Meeting 1 and Lunch: 08/8/2022, 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Small Group Meeting 2 and Lunch: 08/9/2022, 12:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Small Group Meeting 3: 08/10/2022, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Small Group Meeting 4 and Lunch: 08/11/2022, 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Small Group Meeting 5: 08/12/2022, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Leader Debrief: 08/12/2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Application Process:

As part of the application process, please include a resume and attach an additional document that answers the following questions:
  • Why are you interested in helping orient new international graduate and professional students to the University of Iowa?
  • What experience have you had working with people new to the U.S. or international students in general?
  • What experience have you had with the following?
  1. Facilitating social activities and creating social support systems
  2. Working with people of different backgrounds/identities than yourself,
  3. Studying or working in, or traveling to, a country other than your home country
  • Are you available for all of the dates listed?