FIUTS has twelve days of fun social events and activities scheduled during International Welcome Weeks to help introduce you to the University of Washington, Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, American culture, and of course, other students! These events and activities are a great way to get involved and start making friends as soon as you arrive. We understand that you may not be able to attend all events -- that's okay! Just attend as many as work in your schedule.
Explore the fun available right on campus with a variety of Campus Activities (Sept. 11, 12, 13, and 15). Get to know our on-campus recreation facilities at the IMA Experience: Games and Sports (Sept. 14), and learn more about the resources available at the University Book Store Welcome Event (Sept. 15). At FIUTS Camp (Sept. 16-17), experience traditional U.S. camp culture in a beautiful rustic setting.
Test out your knowledge of the world at FIUTS International Trivia Night (Sept. 18). The FIUTS Seattle Challenge (Sept. 19) will send you in a team on a city-wide adventure to find local landmarks and compete for prizes, wrapping up at the International Welcome Party. You can enjoy the wonder of the home-goods superstore during our Bed, Bath, & Beyond Shopping Trip (Sept. 20).
Explore sea life at the Seattle Aquarium before enjoying a Boat Cruise (Sept. 21) through gorgeous Puget Sound with all your new FIUTS friends! Then join hundreds of FIUTS community members who are excited to greet you at the Community BBQ (Sept. 22) at one of Seattle's most beautiful parks. Finally, get dressed up for Host Appreciation Night (Sept. 28 - homestay and Friendship Connections participants only).
Most International Welcome Weeks activities are free and open to all new international students. For FIUTS Camp ($60), International Trivia (price TBD), Seattle Aquarium (free but must register), and the Boat Cruise ($15), you must register in advance in the Welcome Lounge (Sept. 11-15 and 18) and purchase tickets with cash, personal check, or credit/debit card (Visa or MasterCard).