Office of International Engagement

Global Panther Success Orientation

Welcome new Global Panthers!

As a part of the Global Panther Success (GPS) program, orientation for international students is designed to assist you with your transition to life in the United States and at the University of Northern Iowa. Orientation provides a welcoming and exciting environment to make connections with new students, current students, as well as faculty and staff.

OIE - Fall 2021 Orientation - Group

OIE - Fall 2021 Orientation - Group


All GPS Orientation sessions are planned and coordinated to get you started as a Panther. Our goals are to help you

  • Adjust to academic and social life
  • Comply with government regulations and maintain your immigration status
  • Learn about on- and off-campus resources and support services
  • Learn how to navigate the physical environment of campus
  • Become more aware of the local community
  • Meet new people and make friends from around the world