International Student Orientation (ISO) LAUNCH!

August 14 - 19, 2024

New International students:  

  • Plan to arrive at Oxy on August 13 . . . ready to LAUNCH!
  • August 14 - 16: Meet IPO staff, student leaders, and your fellow global tigers! We will have formal sessions, social time, neighborhood exploration, and practical tasks to accomplish. And, oh yeah, get over jet lag!
  • August 17– 19: First years participate in LA Engage ~ IPO pays half the cost!  The other half is charged to your student account. Spots limited, so sign up by the LA Engage deadline!


  • August 20 - August 26:  Participants transition into mandatory new student orientation  based on their cohort. There are different specialized sessions for each group (i.e. first-years, exchange, etc.)

ISO programming may not be relevant to students who went to high school in the U.S. or Canada, or who have 2 or more years of experience with U.S. culture. The International Program Office will contact students in May 2024 with ISO registration information.

Please email us with any questions or concerns at ipo@oxy.edu.

2024 Orientation Team

O-Team Leader

Hey guys! My name is Zahra (she/her) and I am a rising sophomore from Karachi, Pakistan, though I lived in Texas when I was a kid. I am a Psychology and Biology double major, and I also work at IPO and ASOC Senate. ISO was a really important part of my time at Oxy, and I look forward to bringing the...

O-Team Leader

Welcome to Oxy, Global Tigers! My name is Villathina, but friends and family call me Thina (Tee-nah). I come from Cambodia and am a rising sophomore majoring in Diplomacy and World Affairs. One of the things I like to do on campus is participating in sustainability initiatives, such as the Olive...

O-Team Leader

Hi, I'm James. I'm a rising sophomore computer science and music major. I play the flute and electric bass and like listening to jazz. I also spend a lot of time biking around and doing street photography. I have loved my time at Occidental College and exploring Los Angeles and am eager to share my...

O-Team Leader

Hey! I'm Michelle Teh and I am so hyped to be your O-team leader this year. I am a rising senior majoring in History and minoring in Linguistics. I know that the transition from literally anywhere else to America can be tough, so I'm here to help navigate that. I grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong...

O-Team Leader

Hi everyone! My name is Caroline (she/her) and I am a rising Senior from Mongolia. I am currently double majoring in Politics and Economics, and am involved in student government and club leadership. In my free time, I love to dance and discover new restaurants around LA!

O-Team Leader

Hello everyone, I'm Weishi Tian, a rising sophomore from Beijing, China, and I'm planning to major in Physics.I actually started college a year early, so despite any differences in academic years, we're almost the same age and all just peers here—let's keep things relaxed. In my free time, I enjoy...

Contact International Programs
McKinnon Center for Global Affairs, Johnson 102