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Regional & International Student Orientation 2022

Welcome Regional & International Students!

The Regional and International Student Orientation Programme is for all newly admitted graduate and undergraduate students joining us from overseas. As a new student at The UWI Mona, you must attend orientation prior to the start of your first semester. The Regional and International Student Orientation is geared specifically for your unique needs.


As part of this programme, we, at the Admissions and International Office, have organized several informative and engaging orientation events and activities to help you prepare for life at The UWI Mona. Our orientation programme consists of our virtual Pre-Orientation Webinar Series in July, and our primary Regional and International Orientation Session in August. We also offer an optional Post-Orientation Shopping Trip to help you gather essential supplies for the coming semester.


We will hold our primary in-person Regional and International Orientation Session on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 11:00am. During this very important session, we have an opportunity to engage with you and provide you with valuable information. To get the most out of the Orientation Programme, it is strongly recommended that you attend all the Pre-Orientation Webinars as topics will be explored in greater detail during those sessions and you will have an opportunity to pose your questions.


At our orientation events, you will:

  • Meet other new and current regional/international students.
  • Meet new and current local students.
  • Meet members of the Admission and International team and members of the wider UWI Mona team.
  • Get tips and advice on how to prepare for living and studying in Jamaica.
  • Participate in fun activities.
  • Learn about Jamaica's unique history and culture.
  • Learn valuable information about the processes and procedures governing your time in Jamaica and at The UWI Mona.
  • Share questions you might have.

     

Please Note: Regional and international students, are also required to attend the General Orientation sessions for undergraduate or post-graduate students, as well as orientation sessions hosted by your faculty. This will provide you with all the information you will need to navigate your UWI Mona experience. For more information on these orientation sessions visit: www.mona.uwi.edu/oss/orientation-0.

 

Regional & International Student Orientation Programme

See below out list of Orientation-related sessions.

Pre-Orientation Webinar Series

Friday, July 15, 2022 | Pre-Arrival Preparation: Immigration, Accommodation, and Next Steps

Friday, July 22, 2022 | Studying in Jamaica: Budgeting, Banking and Financial Obligations

Friday, July 29, 2022 | Managing Culture Shock: Learning to live in Jamaica

 

Orientation 2022

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | Regional & International Student Orientation 2022

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 | Post-Orientation Shopping Trip

 

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Friday, July 15, 2022

Pre-Orientation Webinar #1

Topic: Pre-Arrival Preparation: Immigration, Accommodation, and Next Steps

Time: 11:00am (JA/EST) | 12:00pm (EC/EDT) | 6:00pm (CET) | 5:00pm (UK/BST)

Modality: Online-only



Find out about:

  • Preparing for your stay in Jamaica
  • Immigration requirements before and during your stay in Jamaica.
  • Key details on securing accommodation on campus.
  • & much more

Friday, July 22, 2022

Pre-Orientation Webinar #2

Topic: Studying in Jamaica: Budgeting, Banking and Financial Obligations

Time: 11:00am (JA/EST) | 12:00pm (EC/EDT) | 6:00pm (CET) | 5:00pm (UK/BST)

Modality: Online-only



Find out about:

  • Budgeting tips for your study abroad
  • Cost of living in Jamaica.
  • Steps for setting up a bank account
  • & much more

Friday, July 29, 2022

Pre-Orientation Webinar #3

Topic: Managing your Physical and Mental Health, and avoiding Culture Shock

Time: 11:00am (JA/EST) | 12:00pm (EC/EDT) | 6:00pm (CET) | 5:00pm (UK/BST)

Modality: Online-only



Find out about:

  • Health services & facilities on Campus
  • Combatting culture shock
  • Safety and security on Campus.
  • Student experiences
  • & much more

Tuesday, August 23, 2022: Regional & International Orientation Day

Regional & International Student Orientation 2022

Time: 11:00am (JA/EST) | 12:00pm (EC/EDT) | 6:00pm (CET) | 5:00pm (UK/BST)

Modality: Face-to-face & Online


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