Section: ISSS

International Student Orientation Leaders

International Student Orientation Leaders

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Apply to be an International Student Orientation Leader for next semester’s International Student Orientation! Orientation leaders will help the new international students move in to their residence hall rooms, give campus tours, lead their own small group of international students, assist in tracking attendance, participate in social events, and serve as a resource for the students. In turn, orientation leaders will get the opportunity to meet and build friendships with our newest international students from around the world.

When is the next International Student Orientation?

The incoming international students will arrive on Monday, January 11, 2016, and they will all participate in International Student Orientation from January 12-16, 2016.

What do International Student Orientation Leaders do?

International Student Orientation leaders must commit to and be available to participate in a pre-orientation training session and for the orientation activities during orientation week. If you apply for the Orientation Leader program, please plan on being available  on Friday, January 8, 2016, for Orientation Leader Training and during the entire week of January 12-15 (and potentially on January 16) to assist with International Student Arrival and Orientation.

Orientation Leaders will be responsible for participating in and/or leading the following activities (times/dates subject to change), but will responsible for attending all of the orientation sessions listed on the International Student Orientation schedule.

Date Time Task
Friday, January 8 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Orientation Leader Training (Mississippi Room, MPSC)
Monday, January 11 3:45-6 p.m. Assist with new international student arrival/move-in; bring students to dinner at Bridgeway
Tuesday, January 12 8:45 a.m.-8 p.m. (All day) Assist with the first day of orientation
Wednesday, January 13 2:15-3 p.m. Assist students during meal plan session
Wednesday, January 13 3-5 p.m. Assist with General Education/Couse Builder session; Assist students in setting up online ISSS account
Wednesday, January 13 6-8 p.m. Lead evening social activities
Thursday, January 14 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Lead students to library, academic session, First English Lutheran Church to attend potluck
Friday, January 15 11:30 a.m.-Noon Assist with class registration
Friday, January 15 1 p.m. Lead students to PAC tour
January 12-16 Various Orientation leaders are also invited to join the group for several meals during orientation week free of charge.
January 12-15 Various Orientation leaders will be asked to be "in charge" of a small group of students and attend orientation sessions with them throughout the week; orientation leaders will also be asked to assist with checking students in at each session
Saturday, January 16 (optional) All day Accompany the students to Madison, WI, for shopping and a tour of the State Capitol building

benefits of being an orientation leader:

• Several free meals during training and orientation week
• Move in early to your residence hall free of charge (if you will be living on campus during the semester following orientation)
• Meet students from all over the world
• Develop your leadership and cross-cultural communication skills


All current UW-Platteville undergraduate and graduate students (both U.S. citizens and international students) are welcome to apply. Each applicant will be screened through the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access.

How do I apply?

Apply online by the deadline.

Deadline to apply

Deadline for applying to be a fall semester Orientation Leader is May 1. Deadline for applying to be a  spring semester Orientation Leader is December 1.

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International Student Club Meeting

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 5:00pm


Global Lunch Hour

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm


International Student Club Meeting

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 5:00pm


Global Lunch Hour

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm


Global Lunch Hour

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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