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, 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 Sunday, August 24, 2014, and they will all participate in International Student Orientation from August 25-29, 2014.

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 orientation activities such as the following. If you apply for the Orientation Leader program, please plan on being available  all day on Friday, August 22, at 9-10 p.m. on Sunday, August 24, and during the entire week of August 25-29 to assist with International Student Orientation. Note that the schedule below is subject to change.

Date Time Task
Friday, August 22 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Orientation Leader Training
Sunday, August 24 9 p.m. Assist with new international student arrival/move-in
Monday, August 25 8:45 a.m.-8 p.m. Assist with the first day of orientation
Tuesday, August 26 3:30-4:30 p.m. Assist students during meal plan session
Wednesday, August 27 7-9 p.m. Lead students to Steve's Pizza and attend pizza party/game night at Steve's Pizza
Thursday, August 28 4:30-5 p.m. Assist with General Education session
Thursday, August 28 5:15-7:30 p.m. Lead students to First English Lutheran Church and attend potluck
Friday, August 29 10:30 a.m.-Noon Assist with class registration
August 25-29 Various Orientation leaders are also invited to join the group for several meals during orientation week free of charge.

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 2, 2014 - 5:00pm


Global Lunch Hour

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 11:00am to 1:30pm


Global Lunch Hour

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 11:00am to 1:30pm


International Student Club Meeting

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 5:00pm


Global Lunch Hour

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

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