International Student Pre-Orientation Program (ISPOP)

Welcome, International Students!

Information about upcoming sessions are available below and as a downloadable ISPOP20 PDF schedule.

In addition to our recorded and live sessions, Mentor Connections is an opportunity for you to engage with your peers and your International Student Mentor (ISM) to talk about our sessions and your questions. These meetings are also a great place to meet your classmates!

Our Canvas course site will host the recorded sessions along with related discussion boards and other informative resources. A Canvas tutorial is available and your International Student Mentors are open to your questions about navigating the program and the platform.

The 2020 International Student Mentoring and Pre-Orientation Programs Team is thrilled to have you join us and are eager to connect with you throughout the week.

We welcome you to reach out to us at International.Student.Advising@dartmouth.edu with your questions at any time.

Daily ISPOP20 Sessions

We are excited to present the following International Student Pre-Orientation Program (ISPOP) sessions from Tuesday, September 1, through Friday, September 4. All sessions will be available to stream live on Zoom by visiting http://dartgo.org/ispop20 and they will each be recorded, captioned, transcribed, and available asynchronously on our Canvas course site. Webinars require login with a Dartmouth email.

New students are expected to engage with all sessions, either synchronously or asynchronously, or to communicate the urgent or extenuating circumstances which prevent them from doing so by contacting us at International.Student.Advising@Dartmouth.edu.

Tuesday, September 1
https://dartmouth.zoom.us/j/94197453280?pwd=TFFpbnAwQ3B4bmlUbUpVUXRBaEVxdz09
Webinar ID: 941 9745 3280, Passcode: 960809

Wednesday, September 2
https://dartmouth.zoom.us/j/96763393130?pwd=Q3FBN0JQNzFRd1pxTWlTK1dGVzJpQT09
Webinar ID: 967 6339 3130, Passcode: 960809

Thursday, September 3
https://dartmouth.zoom.us/j/98628567964?pwd=UDMrRkxtdnRoWUlEVlA2YkNicmlIdz09 
Webinar ID: 986 2856 7964, Passcode: 960809

Friday, September 4
https://dartmouth.zoom.us/j/96759455007?pwd=ZFF6WTR0ci94b2lXSkhBQ05BdytiQT09
Webinar ID: 967 5945 5007, Passcode: 960809

International numbers available: https://dartmouth.zoom.us/u/asJnzRNH

Tuesday, September 1

9:00 AM EDT | Office of Visa and Immigration Services (OVIS)
Presented by Marcia Calloway (she/her), Associate Director and Advisor to International Undergraduate Students; and Keriann Ketcham (she/her), Senior Immigration Advisor to International Students & Scholars.

10:00 AM EDT | Undergraduate Deans Office (UDO)
Presented by Assistant Deans Tawana Cabezas (she/her), Marvin Burns (he/him), and Natalie Hoyt (she/her).

11:00 AM EDT | Technology Q&A with Information, Technology, and Consulting (ITC) - option 1
Presented by Alex Perrone (he/him) and Kerry Doyle '22 (she/her) of Information, Technology, and Consulting (ITC). Unable to attend this session? There will be an additional opportunity to ask questions on Thursday, September 3.

Various times; check with your International Student Mentor! | Mentor Connections No. 1
Welcome to Dartmouth – we're SO excited to get to know you!  This is an opportunity to meet with your International Student Mentor and other international '24s in your mentor group to debrief today's sessions and ask any questions. Your mentor will directly reach out to schedule your group's Mentor Connections.

Wednesday, September 2

9:00 AM EDT | Title IX Office
Many Dartmouth resources are dedicated to supporting you as you study, including the Title IX Office. Kristi Clemens (she/her), Title IX Coordinator and Acting Senior Director for Institutional Diversity and Equity, and Gary Sund (he/him), Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Response, will share some important resources to help you begin to process begin to process language, policies, and conversations that might initially feel confusing.

10:00 AM EDT | Academic Honor Principle
The Academic Honor Principle has been in place at the College for over half a century – but don't let its age fool you into thinking it's any less important. Adam Knowlton-Young (he/him), Assistant Director of the Office of Community Standards and Accountability, will provide insight and help you understand key community agreements.

11:00 AM EDT | ISPOP20 Trivia! (note: this session will NOT be recorded)
Link: dartgo.org/ispop20-trivia
Have a desire to share and learn random facts about Dartmouth and your International Student Mentors? In this session, you'll be able to team up with a mentor and other international '24s to test your knowledge!

Various times; check with your International Student Mentor! | Mentor Connections No. 2
Connect with your Mentor Group to debrief sessions, review the schedule, and learn more about one another. Check in with your International Student Mentor for a specific meeting time.

OPTIONAL | Academic Exploration: Hosted by The Native and Indigenous Pre-Orientation Program (note: these sessions will NOT be recorded)

You're invited to join the Native and Indigenous Pre-Orientation Program in office hours with faculty and staff from select departments. It's recommended to complete the New Student Orientation "Choose your own Adventure: Academic Advising and the Liberal Arts" module on Canvas prior to attending these office hours. Zoom links are embedded in department titles and also available at http://dartgo.org/ispop20.

  • 2:00-2:30 pm EDT | Chemistry, Mathematics, Engineering
    • With Nicolas Samel '20 and Victoria Nedder '20, Chemistry Teaching Science Fellows; Dr. Craig Sutton, Associate Professor of Mathematics; Dr. Petra Bonfert-Taylor, Professor of Engineering.
  • 2:30-3:00 pm EDT | Pre-Health, Biology
    • With Sara Berger and/or Alicia Kehn, Pre-Health Advisors; Miranda Greig '19, Biology Teaching Science Fellow; Dr. Lee Witters, Teaching Science Fellow Program Director and Professor of Biological Sciences.
  • 3:00-3:30 pm EDT | Government, Economics
    • With Dr. Deborah Brooks, Associate Professor of Government and Dr. Leila Agha, Assistant Professor of Economics.
  • 3:30-4:00 pm EDT | Native American Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Studies
    • With Dr. Laura Ogden, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Shelbi Fitzpatrick '19, Assistant Director of the Native American Program.
  • 4:00-4:30 pm EDT | Studio Art, English
    • With Dr. Carolyn Dever, Professor of English and Dr. Christie Harner, Lecturer of English.
  • 4:30-5:00 pm EDT | Psychology, Sociology
    • With Dr. Travis Todd, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

Thursday, September 3

9:00 AM EDT | Academic Skills Center (ASC)
Group tutoring, tips on managing stress, and time management strategies – there are many resources to support your academic success. Karen Afre '12 (she/her), Associate Director of the Academic Skills Center, will share information about the many academic supports available through the ASC and Tutor Clearinghouse.

10:00 AM EDT | Technology Q&A with Information, Technology, and Consulting (ITC) - option 2
Presented by Alex Perrone and Kerry Doyle '22 (she/her) of Information, Technology, and Consulting (ITC). This is an additional opportunity to ask tech-related questions for those who missed the session on September 1.

11:00 AM EDT | Student Bills, Taxes, Aid Packages, and Employment Authorization
A must-attend session for those interested in or with questions about finances, student bills, taxes, and employment authorization as a Dartmouth student. Tyler Bergmeier (he/him), Senior Assistant Director of the Office of Financial Aid; Marcia Calloway (she/her), Associate Director and Advisor to International Undergraduate Students in OVIS; Kari Jo Grant (she/her), Senior Program Manager of Human Resources & Student Employment; Sherice McCarthy-Hill (she/her), Director of Payroll; and Kathy Page (she/her), Director of Campus Billing and DartCard Services, will review what you need to know about money matters.

Various times; check with your International Student Mentor! | Mentor Connections No. 3
So much information has been shared with you so far – meet with your group to talk about it and share your favorite moments from trivia! Check in with your International Student Mentor for a specific meeting time.

Friday, September 4

9:00 AM EDT | Personal Finance and Financial Aid
For many, money and finance are unknown or challenging topics. Dino Koff (he/him), Director of the Office of Financial Aid, will chat with you about some general things to keep in mind while managing personal finance and how to best utilize the services of the Office of Financial Aid during your Dartmouth career.

10:00 AM EDT | Dartmouth College Health Service (Dick's House)
Your health is important and thankfully the Dartmouth College Health Service is here to help! Staff members of Health Service will share relevant information if you get sick or need medicine, medical, or counseling services while on campus.

11:00 AM EDT | ISPOP20 Meet and Greet! (note: this session will NOT be recorded)
An opportunity to virtually meet international '24s outside of your mentor group and chat about shared interests!

Various times; check with your International Student Mentor! | Mentor Connections No. 4
All good things must come to an end, and unfortunately, ISPOP20 is one of them. Before you go off to enjoy New Student Orientation, one more meeting with your mentor group to answer any lingering questions and set a date for the next virtual meet-up to keep in touch.

Important Resources for International Students

Fall Term 2020 Pre-Arrival Information

The following are links to important information for international students preparing to attend Dartmouth. You will receive more detailed information after you arrive.  

Visa and Immigration Services

Travel Resources

After Your Arrival