New International Student and Scholar Orientation (NISSO)

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New International Student and Scholar Orientation, also known as “NISSO”, is a program hosted by International Place that is designed for incoming students or scholars who have lived outside of the U.S. for at least some part of their lives.

While NISSO is a requirement for students and scholars visiting the US with the F or J visa, students and scholars with U.S. citizenship or permanent residency who have lived abroad are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Highlights:

  • Information and guidance tailored to an international perspective
  • Opportunity to settle into life on campus early
  • Complimentary airport pickup service (*registration required)
  • Peer-to-peer support from current international students
  • Advice from future professors and administrators
  • Interaction with the larger international student community at The Claremont Colleges

NISSO SPRING 2020 SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION

International Place offers an abbreviated NISSO program for students arriving in Claremont during the Spring semester.

NISSO is a requirement for all incoming international students or scholars who will begin study in Spring 2020 at Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, or Pomona College.

Monday, December 16

    • Deadline to register for NISSO Spring 2020
    • Deadline to request complimentary airport pickup service from International Place

Tuesday, January 14 

    • Complimentary airport pickup service from International Place (registration required)

Thursday, January 16

    • Lunch at International Place
    • Afternoon Shopping Trips

Friday, January 17

    • Morning NISSO program
    • Lunch at International Place

REGISTRATION – NISSO SPRING 2020

Please register to:

  • Participate in NISSO
  • Request a complimentary airport pickup service on January 14, 2020.

Click here to register for NISSO Spring 2020.

The final deadline to register for NISSO Spring 2020 is Monday, December 16, 2019.


ARRIVAL FOR NISSO SPRING 2020

Complimentary Airport Pickup Service

International Place offers an optional, complimentary airport pickup service from Los Angeles and Ontario international airports to Claremont on Tuesday, January 14, for new students who will be attending NISSO Spring 2020.

View Airport Pickup Service Schedule, Guidelines, & Other Transportation Options


NISSO FALL 2020 SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION

Please check back in 2020 for detailed NISSO Fall 2020 schedule information.


COLLEGE-SPECIFIC NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

Note that, in addition to the New International Student and Scholar Orientation (NISSO), each of The Claremont Colleges hosts mandatory college-specific orientation programs and information for new students. Contact your College’s Dean of Students Office for more information.

Claremont Graduate University – CGU New Student Orientation Page
Claremont McKenna College – CMC Orientation Page
Harvey Mudd College – HMC International Orientation Page
Keck Graduate Institute – KGI International Students Page
Pitzer College – Pitzer New Student Orientation Page | Pitzer Exchange Programs Page
Pomona College – Pomona New Student Orientation 2019 Page
Scripps College – Scripps New Student Programs and Orientation 2019 Page