Dates: August 14-19, 2017
The International Student Success Program is a customized pre-orientation program that will give you an early start to your new life at the University of Minnesota. This program has been designed to meet your needs as a new international student! By becoming a Minnesota Gopher ahead of time, you will get to explore the sights, sounds, history, entertainment and culture of the Twin Cities with current University of Minnesota students, staff and faculty as your guides. You will learn strategies for bridging cultural challenges and how to succeed at the University. iSuccess also provides an interactive, simulated U.S. higher education style classroom consisting of academic workshops, sessions, activities and exploration that gives you the skills and experiences you need to prepare for the school year.
iSuccess not only prepares you for the upcoming semester at the University of Minnesota. iSuccess focuses on your needs before you depart your home country. This includes a personalized pre-departure online session with you and your family (select languages besides English available).
You will be assigned a current student mentor throughout the program. This will give you a chance to get to know another experienced student very well and for them to help guide you throughout the week’s experiences. You will also be paired with a semester long mentor. This program also allows you an opportunity to become next year’s student mentors!
And for those who need it, you’ll have a great chance to get used to using and practicing your U.S. English skills. iSuccess is a comprehensive and intensive classroom simulated program, so that you can become familiarized with U.S. higher education.
It’s not all about class! Activities may include: