When they first arrive on campus, visiting international students will participate in the transfer track of Barnard’s New Student Orientation Program that will integrate them into campus life, introduce them to other new students at Barnard and also address concerns and questions specific to visiting international students. Events include:
Welcome meeting specifically for visiting international students
Individual Advising Appointments with a faculty member or academic dean
Student-led city tours
Barnard Reach Out (BRO)— students will be eligible to participate in a variety of community service projects on the final day of NSOP, Monday, September 2, which is the day before classes begin. This is a great way to start becoming familiar with various neighborhoods in New York City, to get to know other visiting students, and to meet other Barnard students and faculty/staff.
Prior to coming to Barnard, students will be matched with a Visiting International Student Ambassador (VISA), a current Barnard student interested in introducing visiting international students to the Barnard campus, to the University, and to New York. Ambassadors will be matched for the entire year, and are available to the incoming students before the semester begins, to answer questions and give advice.
Visiting international students have access to the same services and support as all Barnard students, including but not limited to:
Academic Support Services: Academic support is available to all students via the Academic Support Services Center.