BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

Before You Arrive

Before You Arrive

A Pre-Arrival Webinar Series for New International Students


CGPS presents this webinar series as an optional resource for new incoming international students at UD. The series will include both live Zoom webinars and recorded videos.

The Before You Arrive Series will help new international students to:

  1. Prepare for their arrival to the United States and Newark, Delaware.
  2. Understand where to find support and resources on campus to help with transition and adjustment at the University of Delaware
  3. Meet fellow new and current international students at the University of Delaware

Each webinar will be approximately 60 minutes, with a 20 to 30-minute presentation and Q&A session to follow. Participants will need to register for the Zoom webinars in order to receive the meeting link. 

1. june 2 - Welcome to UD and CGPS

2. june 9 - Understanding Healthcare in the U.S.

3. june 16 - Understanding Health Insurance in the U.S. 

4. june 23 - Housing (for Graduate Students)

5. june 30 - Social Security Number (SSN)

6. July 7 - academics in the u.s.

7. july 14 - Managing Your Finances

8. july 21 - Living in the U.S.

9. july 28 - Pre-Arrival Information Session

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Welcome to UD and CGPS! 

 

Get to know UD and CGPS and what it means to become a Blue Hen. Understand your immigration documents and get an overview of this pre-arrival webinar series.

Note that the recorded information is current as of the date of the event, but may be subject to change. Please always consult or check with an immigration advisor at CGPS before making any final decision that may impact your immigration status.
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Note that the recorded information is current as of the date of the event, but may be subject to change. Please always consult or check with an immigration advisor at CGPS before making any final decision that may impact your immigration status.

Understanding Healthcare in the U.S.

Thursday, June 9

 

Get an introduction to U.S. healthcare concepts, introducing Student Health Services at UD, other local healthcare providers and how to access them.

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Note that the recorded information is current as of the date of the event, but may be subject to change. Please always consult or check with an immigration advisor at CGPS before making any final decision that may impact your immigration status.

Understanding Health Insurance in the U.S. 

Thursday, June 16


Get an introduction to the basics of health insurance in the U.S., why it’s important to have good health insurance, and understanding the University health insurance plan.

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Note that the recorded information is current as of the date of the event, but may be subject to change. Please always consult or check with an immigration advisor at CGPS before making any final decision that may impact your immigration status.

Housing (for Graduate Students)

Thursday, June 23, 9:00 a.m. EST


Discuss where to start your search for finding off-campus housing and resources for your search, and get tips from current fellow international students.

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Social Security Number (SSN) - Part 1

Thursday, June 30, 9:00 a.m. EST
 

Get an introduction to what a Social Security Number (SSN) is, understanding how it’s used, when it is required, and a preview of how to apply for it and when. Social Security Number webinar Part 2 will focus on the application requirements, to be presented later in the fall semester.

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Thursday, July 7, 9:00 a.m. EST

Register below based on your academic level to receive the Zoom link for this live webinar.

Understanding Professor’s Expectations for Graduate Students

Discuss what to expect when interacting with your professors and advisors, tips, and resources.

 

Understanding the U.S. Classroom for Undergraduate Students

Discuss campus resources for academic success and tips to prepare for engaging in the U.S. classroom.

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Managing Your Finances

Thursday, July 14
 

Get information about opening a bank account, creating a budget, and tips on managing your finances.
The link for this pre-recorded webinar will be posted on July 14.  

 

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Living in the U.S.

Thursday, July 21, 9:00 a.m. EST
 

Learn about getting around Newark, grocery shopping, childcare, and more.
Register below to receive the Zoom link for this live webinar.  

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Pre-Arrival Information Session

Thursday, July 28, 9:00 a.m. EST
 

Get more information about preparing your immigration documents for entry, packing tips, and preparing for international student orientation.
Register below to receive the Zoom link for this live webinar.  

International Student Orientation

will be held on Friday, August 26, 2022.

Learn more on the CGPS Orientation webpage

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