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International Student Orientation

Welcome to Spring 2022, New Montgomery College International Student Raptors!

International Orientation Sessions will be:

  • Make-Up International Orientation Week
    The events will take place within the week after Spring classes start

    • MAKE-UP: International Student Orientation
      Friday, February 4, 2022, 03:00 –04:00 p.m. EST (followed by First Friday Workshop) 
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    • ESL F-1 Orientation: WDCE APPE Program
      Friday, February 11, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. EST 
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    •  Additional Sessions will be announced for:
      • Tips for Success in Remote and Online Classes
      • ESL/Non-credit WDCE students and F-1 Status
      • Support and Involvement: Making Connections, Getting Help, Preparing for Transfer and Work. 
      • Required Medical Insurance:  What do I need, how do I use insurance, who can help me?
  • Participate in the Montgomery College Office of Student Life Raptor 101: Get Involved Events
    • Rockville Campus
      Thursday, February 3, 2022, 2:00–3:00 p.m. EST at SV104A
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    • Germantown Campus 
      Tuesday, January 25, 2022, noon–1:00 p.m. EST, or Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m EST
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Please register for the required meetings and other meetings that you would like to attend.

To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact us at Requests should be made in advance of the events.


  • International student orientation is REQUIRED for F-1 students to understand their visa status and how to work with the international coordinators' offices.
  • Of course, always check the website and discuss any questions you have about the college and your F-1 status with your international coordinator.

Proving Your Legal Status After You Enter the US

The information about your legal status in the United States (on your current visit) and how long you may stay is on the date entry stamp in your passport. You should also print out an I-94 record for your records. If you Changed Status inside the United States, your I-94 is the bottom portion of your I-797 Approval Notice.

If you have any problem printing, or something is wrong with your I-94 card, you may need to visit BWI airport to fix it.

BWI Address
Baltimore International Airport
Pier E, Lower Level
Baltimore, MD 21240
Phone: (410) 865-2100. Press '0' to speak with an agent and set up a time.
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Outside of normal hours, they will try to help you (if you call first) but will also be meeting arriving flights.
Emergency hours: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm