International Student Orientation
The New International Orientation Team is preparing for your transition. During orientation we will spend a few days getting to know you and helping you feel more comfortable on campus. The team is praying for God’s provision and for your safe arrival. It will be exciting to see how you will bless the Taylor community over the next couple of years. In the meantime, we will be waiting to welcome you and make you feel at home as you come to join the Taylor family!"
~ The Office of Intercultural Programs & The New International Orientation Team
International Student Orientation is designed to serve the needs of incoming international students, MKs, and TCKs. If you have spent a significant amount of time in a cross cultural setting, then you need to be here! You will have a chance to meet peers who were once in your very shoes. This group of students will welcome you to campus and help you get settled.
During International Student Orientation, you will have the opportunity to:
- Be encouraged
- Prepare for transition into college life
- Participate in fun activities
- Ask questions
- Meet key administrators
- Check out opportunities to work on campus
- Open a local bank account
- Build relationships with others
Students will be moved directly into their dorm room upon arrival on Sunday August 17th. Each student will be charged $135 which includes a registration fee, room and board and all activities at the orientation.
Parents and siblings can request accommodations on campus. Parent-oriented programming will be completed by Wednesday morning and check out for family member on campus lodgings will be on Wednesday at 9am. Family members are more than welcome to stay for the rest of the orientation but if they desire to stay beyond Wednesday they must secure their own accommodations.
Each family member who attends will be charged $135 if they will be staying on campus (Sunday-Wednesday), eating meals (Sunday-Wednesday), and attending the Welcome Banquet (Monday). If family members would like to continue eating meals during the rest of the orientation (Wednesday lunch-Friday breakfast) it will cost an additional $15.
Family members who will be staying off campus but will be attending the orientation and eating meals with us (from Sunday-Wednesday) will be charged $89 per person. If family members would like to continue eating meals during the rest of the orientation (Wednesday lunch-Friday breakfast) it will cost an additional $15.
Note: Each student or family member staying on campus who would like to rent linens (which includes one pillow, fitted sheet, bed sheet, pillow case, blanket and towel) during their stay will be charged an additional $15 fee. The set of linens (whether family or student) will be collected on Wednesday morning on August 20th during the parent check-out time. The students will have the opportunity to go on a shopping trip on Tuesday and can purchase their own set of linens at that time.