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International Student Orientation

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The International Student Orientation for MBA students is a 5 week program intended to immerse new international students in the English language and culture. This program will improve the student’s ability to communicate using English in Social, Academic, and Professional venues. Students will learn to improve speaking skills, written expression, and listening for comprehension to prepare for the upcoming academic year.


Program Topic Highlights:

  • Campus Services and Living in Potsdam
  • American pop culture
  • Conversational English
  • Stereotypes and Generalizations
  • American cuisine
  • Time Management and Organization
  • Academic Integrity
  • Team Work and Group Projects
  • Presentation skills
  • Note Taking
  • Situation Resolution
  • Resumes and Job search
  • Wellness/Stress Relief
  • Studying and Test Taking
  • Guest Speakers and Activities

International Students 
participating in Orientation

Trio of Students

Dates for 2014 Orientation
Start Date: July 7, 2014
End Date: August 15, 2014