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international center logoClark is excited to welcome international students to campus on Monday, Aug. 21, 2023, 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.

ISW Registration Form

Airport Pickup Form

Clark has partnered with campusSIMs + Mint Mobile to offer you their low cost, easy-to-use mobile phone service. We will have SIM cards waiting for you at ISW Check In (see ISW schedule below)! These SIM cards will come preloaded with a month of service so you have one less thing to worry about when you arrive. After your free month, you can choose from 5GB, 15GB, 20GB or Unlimited data, with plans starting as low as $15/month. All plans have unlimited talk and text, and offer 5G data on the fastest nationwide network.

2023 International Student Welcome Schedule

Arrive on campus and settle in. The International Center will be open from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. Campus Tours

Meet at the International Center (142 Woodland Street) for a tour of Clark’s campus!

5 p.m. Airport Pickup

From Boston Logan International Airport to the International Center. Register using this link.

10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Check-In*

Location: Tilton Hall (second floor of the University Center)

Come to Tilton Hall (second floor of the University Center) to check in for ISW, pick up your OneCard, submit your transcripts to Graduate Admissions, and get other important information for your time at Clark.

10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Campus Tours

Meet at Tilton Hall after you check in for a tour of Clark’s campus!

*indicates that attendance is expected/required as a part of ISW.

10 – 11:30 a.m. Welcome Brunch

Location: Tilton Hall

Join the International Center, President Fithian, and Provost Royo for a Welcome Brunch. Doors open at 10:00am and will close at 10:30 a.m., or until we reach capacity. Attendance is first-come, first-served.

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Information Sessions*

Location: Jefferson 320

After brunch, the International Center and other campus partners will be presenting international students with important information you need in order to be successful during your time as a student at Clark.

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Global Mentorship Program Mixer and Meet Your Peer Mentor! (Undergraduate Students Only)*

Location: The Grind (basement of the University Center)

Immediately following the Information Sessions, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to build community with one another and meet their International Center Global Mentorship Program mentor, Winnie Spillers. At the end of the event, your Orientation Peer Mentors will come to meet you and get you ready for the start of Orientation!

*indicates that attendance is expected/required as a part of ISW.

10 – 11 a.m. Family Meet-and-Greet with International Center Staff

Location: Jonas Clark 212B

Friends and family of new international students are invited to a meet-and-greet with International Center staff. Light breakfast will be served.

11 a.m. Library Tour

Location: Goddard Library

Learn more about all the resources available to you as a student at the Goddard Library, one of the most popular buildings on campus! Sign up for the tour using this link.

1 – 2 p.m. Makeup Immigration Session

Location: Zoom

If you were not in attendance for the Wednesday Information Sessions, please be sure to attend this online session on immigration policies in the U.S.

4:00 p.m. Paint & Sip with the International Center

Location: The Grind (basement of the University Center)

New students are invited to join us for a paint night. For more information and to register, click here. This event has a limited capacity and registration is required.

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; and completing the ISW Registration and Airport Pickup forms.

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.