Thursday, April 10, 2014
8:50 am

International Scholars Services Orientation - Adjustment and Family Resources Orientation

These orientations are for new Caltech scholars.  All first time J-1 Exchange Visitors are required to attend both sessions.  All other new scholars are highly encouraged to attend one or both sessions with your spouse/partner.  Free childcare is offered.  




  • Refreshments and Childcare Check-In     8:45 AM – 9:00 AM


  • International Scholar Services Orientation     9:00 AM – 10:20 AM

April Pisano or Charmagne Herlien, International Scholar Advisors, will provide information about regulations affecting your immigration status in the United States.


  • Adjustment and Family Orientation     10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Barbara Avouac, Scholar Transition Consultant, will assist you and your family as you transition to life in Pasadena.  Barbara will cover topics such as housing, driver's licenses, Social Security numbers, schools, child care, social life, networking, banking, and more. 



The Child Education Center will provide free childcare during both orientation programs only if at least two children are registered in advance.  Childcare will not be provided if fewer than two children are enrolled.  In that case, you are welcome to bring your child/ren with you to the orientation programs.  If necessary, newborn and young babies may attend the orientation programs with you.  The teachers will not provide diaper changing.  You will need to provide your telephone number to the teachers. 


Register children by Monday April 7, 2014.  Provide the age and number of children who will attend.  You must arrive with your children at 8:45 AM


LOCATION:  Campus map

Orientations – East Bridge, Building #33, First Floor Conference Room #114

Childcare – West Bridge, Building #33, Basement, Room #57


REGISTRATION:  Register for the orientation programs and childcare:

The last day to register is Monday, April 7 2014 at 2pm.  



Contact Barbara Avouac


Contact Barbara Avouac
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