International & Exchange Student Orientation

International Student LAUNCH! August 17- 22, 2021

  • Arrive at Oxy August 17  . . . with your "fully vaccinated" documents,* negative COVID test and ready to LAUNCH!
  • August 18 - 22: first years, second years, exchange students and visiting language assistants 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 23  to the start of classes: Participants transition into mandatory new student orientation based on your cohort. There are different specialized sessions for each group (i.e. first-years, exchange, etc.)
  • Programming is not relevant to students who went to high school in the U.S. or Canada, or who have 2 or more years experience with U.S. culture, or who lived at Oxy spring 2021.

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

* Oxy students must be vaccinated (medical/religious exemptions possible). Need a special letter to get a vaccination in your current country of residence? Let us know!
* Absolutely cannot get vaccinated before (or only partially)? Let us know. Oxy will arrange for early (8/1) arrival/isolation on campus/vaccination (8/2).

International Student Orientation Team
Edin Custo

Edin Custo

Co-Director, International Student Orientation
My name is Edin (he/him/his), and I am a junior international student from Bosnia and Herzegovina. I am pursuing a Biochemistry major with minors in Mathematics and Computer Science. My hobbies...
Yingfei Xin

Yingfei Xin

Co-Director, International Student Orientation
Hi, Oxy Newcomers! I'm your O-team leader Yingfei, psychology major, and class of 2022 (originally 2021, but I took a gap year). I am excited about going (back) to California and Oxy like many...
Tzu Kit Chan

Tzu Kit Chan

International Student Orientation Team
Hi, I’m Tzu, a Philosophy and CSLC double major, Cognitive Science minor. Rising junior, Class of '23 Being the only Malaysian on campus, things can get isolating pretty quickly :c But I've...
Elena Zhiyi Chen

Elena Chen

International Student Orientation Team
I'm Zhiyi Chen, and you can call me Elena. I'm a junior; Economis major and Japanese Studies minor. I love cooking, traveling, and working out. I want to join the Oteam for helping and giving...
Colette He

Colette He

International Student Orientation Team
Hi, I’m Colette. Cognitive Science major, class of 2023. Hiking. Skiing. Snowboarding. Traveling. Thought I’d help out by giving guidance to incoming students as I was born and raised in China...
Shuting Li

Shuting Li

International Student Orientation Team
Hi! I am Shuting and I am a rising senior with a double major in computer science and Econ and a minor in Math. I like hiking, reading fictions and movies that end in tragedy, and exploring...
Cheng Wang

Cheng Wang

International Student Orientation Team
Hi everyone! My name is Cheng, a rising senior, Diplomacy & World Affairs major, Economics minor. I love music, play drums and guitar. I join Oteam because myself is also an international...
Shannon Xu

Shannon Xu

International Student Orientation Team
Hi! My name is Shannon. I am a rising Senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Education and Linguistics. I love hiking, biking, camping, and handcrafting! I also like to explore LA and...
Lisa Yang

Lisa Yang

International Student Orientation Team
My name is Lisa Yang. I am a rising junior double-majoring in Diplomacy and World Affairs and Economics. During my free time, I either like to go to the gym or to take a nap. Participating in...
Sueli Zalazar

Sueli Zalazar

International Student Orientation Team
Hi everyone! My name is Sueli, my pronouns are She/Hers and I am a rising sophomore from Paraguay. I am undeclared, but I plan on majoring in Urban and Environmental Policy, and minoring in CTSJ...