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International Student Welcome

international center logoClark is excited to welcome international students to campus on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, a few days before the undergraduate and graduate Orientations begin.

International Student Welcome (ISW) provides you with the opportunity to build friendships with other international students and get to know campus. You also will receive important information that will help you be successful during your time at Clark.

ISW is required for all international students and is optional for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are living outside of the U.S.

Monday, Aug. 22

Arrival Day

  • Airport pickups: The International Center is offering free, limited airport pickups from Boston Logan International Airport. To participate, fill out the Airport Pickup Form by July 26.
  • If you will not be using the Airport Pickups on Aug. 22, we recommend using a shared van with Knights Limousine Service for transportation — the most convenient and economical choice — approximately $60 to $80 USD.


Tuesday, Aug. 23

Check-In and Welcome

  • Check-in times will be determined by your family name and communicated through your Clark email closer to Aug. 23.
  • Welcome dinner with President David B. Fithian ’87 and Provost Sebastián Royo (registration required — coming soon!)
  • Bonfire and s’mores (an American dessert)

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Student Information Sessions

  • Morning: Learn everything you need to know for a successful school year.
  • Afternoon: Undergraduate students meet Orientation peer mentors.
  • Just for fun: Lawn games and snacks for undergraduate students at the International Center.


Thursday, Aug. 25

Orientation Begins

  • Parent and Family Welcome with International Center staff

Saturday, Sept. 3

WooSox Game

  • New international undergraduate students are invited to attend a WooSox baseball game at Polar Park in Worcester as part of the ISW activities. More details and registration information to come!



To-Do Lists

As a new international student, you have many tasks to complete before coming to Clark: ensuring you have health insurance; securing on-campus or off-campus housing; completing the arrival form by July 26; and, if using the airport shuttle, completing the airport shuttle sign-up form by July 26.

For even more tasks to complete, visit the checklists below:

Have More Questions?

We understand that studying in a different country is exciting but also presents unique challenges. The International Center is here to help you navigate your transition. We will provide Orientation programming throughout your fall semester.

Please feel free to email with any questions you have as you prepare to come to Clark.

Contact Information

International Center

Office Location
Office Hours
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Monday – Friday

  • Summer Hours
    (June 1 – August 1)

    9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Monday – Thursday

    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.