NSO Welcome Kiosks

Our orientation programs, otherwise known as Each One Teach One (EOTO) and International Student Orientation (ISO) is open to all new students who identify as a person of color and to all new international students. It is an opportunity for these students to have early access to campus and begin to make it their home.

We recognize and support the college’s New Student Orientation that begins immediately following EOTO and ISO. With that said, these programs are particularly relevant because it will assist students of color and new international students in their transition to a small private, predominantly white institution (PWI) in rural Iowa. We will present events and activities to reduce the initial culture shock of being a student of color at a PWI and the initial culture shock of being an international student at an American institution of higher education.

These programs are offered free of charge to all new students which includes all meals and off campus activities. Dinner for families during the welcome dinner will also be covered by the office.

ISO is a mandatory program for all new international students.

EOTO is not required but strongly encouraged. However, we have limited space within the program so we encourage students to reserve a spot once applications open. There will only be 20 EOTO participants who will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Important 2019 EOTO and ISO dates

August 14th-15, 2019 New international students arrive to campus

August 16th, 2019 EOTO students arrives to campus

August 16th, 2019 EOTO & ISO activities begin and will run through August 21st, 2019.

2019 EOTO and ISO Schedule:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019   ISO Students Arrive 

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Move In/ Registration

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Dinner at ICL & ice breakers with  ISO (with your family if applicable)

6:00 PM

Time with your Family (if  applicable)

Thursday, August 15, 2019

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Move In/ Registration

11:00 AM – 4:45 PM

ISO Off-Campus Activity ( Bank visits, and other activities)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Dinner

6:00 PM

Time with your Family (if  applicable)

Friday, August 16, 2019   EOTO Students Arrive

8:00 AM – 3:20 PM

Move In/Registration (EOTO)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch (Homestay Program ISO students meet their Homestay families over lunch.)

3:20 PM – 4:25 PM

ICL Campus Tour (Meet at Stoner House)

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

“Welcome to the Family” Dinner.

** Parents/Guardians are welcomed**

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

“Finding your family”

Saturday, August 17, 2019  

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast

9:10 AM – 10:25 AM

Breakout sessions for ISO &EOTO         

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Culture Shock, Privilege, and How to Survive at a PWI

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Community/Alumni of Color Networking Lunch

1:35 PM – 4:30 PM

Shopping (Walmart/Target)

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Dinner

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Time with your family

8:10 PM

Meet at Stoner House

8:30 PM

S’mores at VP John Harp’s house

 Sunday, August 18, 2019  

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Brunch

12:15pm

Off – Campus Activity

Monday, August 19, 2019  

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast

9:05 AM – 11:00 AM

Breakout Session(EOTO)

Language Testing (ISO)

 10:05 AM - 11:00 AM

 On Campus Family Activity (EOTO)

11:05 AM – 12:05 PM

Mock Class

12:10 PM – 1:10 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Campus Resources Breakout Sessions

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

It’s a Different World: Transitioning from High School to College

5:10 PM – 6:30 PM

Dinner

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

All campus Social

 Tuesday, August 20, 2019  

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast

9:05 AM – 10:30 AM

Health Center  (ISO)

Off Campus Activity (EOTO)

10:35 AM – 11:00 AM

Plagiarism & Writing  Session 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

“Campus Engagement and Building Equity”

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Czech Museum

TBD

Cornell Athletic event

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Dinner

6:30 PM

EOTO/ISO Olympics

For more information please contact the Office of Intercultural Life at hcollier@cornellcollege.edu or 319.895.5950.