ISO students on the Orange Carpet

The mission of International Student Orientation (ISO) is to provide international students with an informative introduction to Cornell College that meets their specific needs not covered in New Student Orientation.

ISO program goal

The goal of International Student Orientation is to acquaint new international students with the resources available to them at Cornell College and to connect them to other students and organizations on campus.

The Office of Intercultural Life believes this orientation is an opportunity for new international students to meet other students who are in the same state of affairs. It is important in creating and fostering community. The purpose of ISO is to ease student transition from home to the rigors of living and adjusting to a demanding residential small private liberal arts college located in a small rural community.

The Office of Intercultural Life will provide successful strategies to navigate highly demanding course curriculum and extracurricular activities during ISO. The desired outcome for the orientation is to assist in the academic and social development of international students by exposing them to the Cornell College and Mt. Vernon community and the many programs and opportunities available for them. The foundation of this program is built on mentorship, role modeling, and authentic dialogue.

All new international students are required to attend ISO.