International Student Orientations
What are the international student orientations?
Every January and
of International Education Services provides the University's incoming
international students with an orientation to campus. The aim is to help foreign
students make a smooth transition to the University of Maryland, and to the
United States. In an all day orientation, students are introduced to a variety
of federal and University policies, services and resources.
does the library support international students?
In partnership with
the Office of International Education Services, the Libraries offer students a
30-minute or 60-minute orientation to the Libraries' resources, services and
collections. The aim is to provide a brief but informative session where
students are encouraged to ask questions about how to use and find library
materials to support their research.
How big is this program?
The Libraries teach approximately 170 international students in 10
orientation sessions per year. These statistics may vary.
are the goals?
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Recognize that there are different types of research tools,
such as the Libraries' catalog, periodical databases, and the Internet.
[ACRL Standard 1]
- Identify the different ways to get help from library staff.
[ACRL Standard 2]
- Develop an awareness for the importance of citing works to
[ACRL Standard 5]
Standards, Performance Indicators, and Outcomes
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