International Student Orientation (ISO) LAUNCH!

August 15 - 21, 2023

First-year international students:  

  • First years arrive at Oxy on August 15 . . . ready to LAUNCH!
  • August 16 - 19: 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 19 – 21: First years participate in LA Engage ~ IPO pays half the cost!  The other half is charged to your student account. Spots limited.
Exchange Students & Visiting Language Assistants:
  • Exchange and VLA's arrive at Oxy on Sunday, August 20!
  • Orientation sessions on August 21.


  • August 22 - August 29:  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 2023 with ISO registration information.

Please email us with any questions or concerns at

2023 Orientation Team

O-team leader

Hello everyone! My name is Mundra Turtogtokh, and I am thrilled to be your O-team leader this year. As a rising junior majoring in Cognitive Science and minoring in Sociology, I am eager to share my experiences at Oxy with you. I enjoy spending my free time outdoors and discovering new beaches and...

O-team leader

Hey, you! My name is Peter (he/him), and I am a rising junior from Austria. I am pursuing a double major in Diplomacy & World Affairs and Comparative Studies in Literature & Culture, as well as a double minor in Linguistics and Economics. When I am not being studious, you will find me learning...

O-team leader

Hello! My name is Yi (she/they), and I’m a rising junior double majoring in sociology and studio arts. I’m from Nantong, China! In my free time, I like to drive around and explore different types of food in Los Angeles! I also like to hike and going to the beaches. As an international student at Oxy...

O-team leader

Hello everyone! My name is Alex (He series), and I am a rising Junior from Seoul, Korea. I am currently double majoring in Economics and Diplomacy & World Affairs. I am excited to be your O-team leader this year. While my experience at Oxy has been rather… unique, as I had lived in Hawaii for some...

Contact International Programs
McKinnon Center for Global Affairs, Johnson 102