CIRCLE

Graduate International Students

CIRCLE adopts student-centered and strengths-based approaches to address the needs of international graduate (master’s and doctoral) students through resource sharing and tailored programming. We recognize that it can be challenging for anyone to navigate the complex university ecosystem. Therefore, we collaborate with key campus partners to curate resources that will help you make the most of your graduate experience at the UW. We are committed to supporting your success in the way you define it and hope to celebrate your accomplishments with you during your journey at the UW. 

Centering support, engagement, and advocacy – the three foundational pillars of CIRCLE, we provide the following opportunities for new international graduate students from the moment they confirm the intention to enroll into one of the UW graduate programs. In addition, we provide services to continuing international graduate students. 

For New International Graduate Students

Welcome to the University of Washington! 

In partnership with International Student Services (ISS), the Graduate School, the Career and Internship Center (C&IC), and UW Libraries, we offer official university-wide welcome programs to new international graduate students each quarter. These programs highlight immigration information, strategies to navigate graduate school, ways to connect with campus resources that provide academic, professional, and social support, and opportunities to network and to build friendships with students from across the world. In addition to in-person welcome events, we also communicate with all international graduate students via e-newsletters on a regular basis. If you are starting graduate school in the fall, we provide virtual webinars featuring strategies to support your transition to graduate school. 

We are excited to welcome and connect with you as you start your journey at the UW! 

Summer Engagement Programs for Incoming Students in Fall

Summer Engagement Series Virtual Workshop 1
Wednesday, July 6, 8:00 AM PDT
Summer Engagement Series Virtual Workshop 1 
Wednesday, July 6, 8:00 PM PDT

 

 

 

 

International Graduate Student Welcome Programs

Summer 2022
Monday, June 13 at HUB 250 or Tuesday, June 14 @ HUB 145
Registration is required.
The summer 2022 welcome programs are designed to welcome new international graduate students, starting in summer 2022. The program is required for new international graduate students on F-1 or J-1 visas, since staff from the International Student Services will give an in-person presentation on immigration policies that will help you transition smoothly to graduate school. Along with the presentation, CIRCLE collaborates with key campus partners (the Graduate School, Career and Internship Center, UW Libraries, Office of Fellowships and Awards) to facilitate discussions on ways to navigate and succeed in graduate school and share campus resources that are essential to your academic, professional, and personal growths.
Please send questions about summer 2022 welcome programs to Ziyan Bai (baiziyan@uw.edu).
Information about sessions for Fall 2022 will be announced soon.

For programs and services tailored for continuing international graduate students, please visit this page.