Global Griffin Experience – International Student Orientation

HomeAdmission & Financial AidInternational StudentsAdmitted and Current StudentsGlobal Griffin Experience – International Student Orientation

Welcome to the Global Griffin Experience!

By choosing Fontbonne University, you have not just chosen an educational experience, but you are joining the Fontbonne Family!

The Global Griffin Experience is designed to help you prepare for classes and acclimate to studying and living in St. Louis and the United States. This orientation is required for all new international students.

Click through the links below to read and learn specific details about your upcoming Global Griffin Experience orientation and how to plan for your travel to Fontbonne.

Orientation Dates and Details

Tuesday, Aug. 20 – Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019

Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA 63105-3043

East Building, First Floor, Room 116
Building 2

The Office of International Affairs strives to provide new international students like you with all the information you need to know in order to start your journey as easily as possible. 

At the Global Griffin Experience, you will be introduced to Fontbonne, St. Louis and the United States. You will meet fellow international and American students; take placement tests (if applicable); register for courses; learn about immigration regulations, campus life, tuition billing; and get prepared for success on the first day of class.

RSVP for the Global Griffin Experience

Next Steps

Schedule of events for our upcoming Global Griffin Experience
Meet the Staff of the Office of International Affairs and ESL
Learn more about your orientation and first semester transition leaders!
Get details on how to prepare for your visa interview and to enter the USA
Meet the Staff of the Office of International Affairs and ESL
If you plan to live in On Campus Housing, transportation from the airport may be arranged on an as-needed basis.
Things to consider when moving to Saint Louis: public transportation, driving, cost of living, and On Campus versus off campus Housing.
Outdoor view of campus buildings.
Learn about paying tuition and your tuition deposit here!
Learn about winter weather in St. Louis and how to best prepare.
Make sure you bring your OFFICIAL transcripts and diploma/degree to the United States for authentication and verification.
Learn about REQUIRED health insurance and immunizations/vaccinations.
Learn more about placement testing and registering for courses. You must arrive on time to obtain your appointment!
Want to plan your academic calendar? Learn more here about important dates for Spring 2019.
Here is a small sample of all the events and activities you have to look forward to for Spring 2019!
Take a look at this important list of things to do before you depart your home country.

Contact Us

Questions? We’re here to help you. Contact Jessica Hylton, International Academic Advisor, or the Office of International Affairs.

Resources

We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in privacy settings.
AcceptPrivacy Settings

GDPR

  • GDPR Privacy Policy
  • Google Analytics

GDPR Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Overall Policy

Thank you for visiting our website. We’re pleased to share our policy regarding the use of information received here. Privacy is a matter of concern to us. We are committed to protecting your privacy and the security of the information that you may provide to us.

Personal Information

We do not track individual users. Your email address or other personal information is not collected unless you provide it on a form, survey or application. We will not sell or otherwise make available any personally identifiable information to any organization not directly affiliated with us. We will comply with legitimate government or legal requests as necessary to protect our organization or to comply with laws.

Traffic Analysis

We analyze traffic to this site. We collect statistical data on an aggregated basis through Google Analytics. For example, we collect information about the domain names of servers that bring visitors to our site. We count the number of visitors and keep track of where they go on our site. Such information allows us to find out what areas users visit most frequently and what services they access the most, which enables us to create a better overall user experience. To gather such data, we use cookie technology, which collects data in aggregate form, not by individual user.

Cookies

As referenced above, we use cookie technology for traffic analysis. Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. The cookies placed by our server do not gather personal information about you, do not provide any way for us to contact you and do not gather information about your computer. The cookies simply allow us to enhance our site by letting us know what sections are visited most often. The use of cookies is common on the Internet, and our use of them is similar to that of other reputable online organizations.

Links To Other Sites

Our site contains links to other sites and Internet resources. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these third-party websites and Internet resources.

Updates To Privacy Policy

We may update the privacy policy periodically, and we encourage visitors to review them on a regular basis.

Last revised: June 2015

Google Analytics