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Passport to Success sessions for spring 2023

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services invites international students and their families to the Passport to Success sessions on Thursdays in December-January 2023.

Get the information you need to be successful before your arrival at Augustana College. Become acquainted with the office staff and student global ambassadors, and meet other incoming first-year international students. 

These sessions will run from 8-9 a.m. CST via Zoom. Plan to participate in all sessions.

Dec. 1: Meet and greet; international arrival dates

Zoom link for Dec. 1 session

Meet the Office of International Student and Scholar Services staff and greet your incoming international peers. Learn more about the office to understand our roles.

Get the latest updates on International arrival and international student orientation dates that will assist with your plans to arrive at Augie.

Dec. 8: F-1 and J-1 visa mock interview

Zoom link for Dec. 8 session

The visa interview is an important step to obtaining a U.S. student visa. Be prepared for your visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate and know what to expect. Join Juanita Trevino Perez, international advisor, on preparing for your successful interview. Gain insights from your peers on how to pass your interview. Be sure to bring your questions.

Dec. 15: Getting ready to register for classes

Zoom link for Dec. 15 session

Learn about the steps you need to take to be ready to register for your fall classes. Advising staff will show you what you need to do and when.

Jan. 5 and Jan. 12  Last-minute Q & A  

Zoom link for Jan. 5 and Jan. 12

Still have questions or concerns? Staff from the Office of International Student and Scholar Services may have an answer. Feel free to ask any questions or get clarity before your arrival to Augie.