2016 Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO)-Beijing

Signature Ballroom, Hilton Beijing

1 Dong Fang Rd,North Dongsanhuan Rd, Beijing, 100027, China

Save the Date for the University of Minnesota Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) in China!

Exclusively for Chinese Fall 2016 Undergraduate Students and Parents

Please join University of Minnesota officials, current U of M Chinese students, current parents and alumni at the PDO! We are hosting this event to provide critical information about your transition to campus and answer your questions. You will also meet with other new students and start making friends! Don’t miss out! 

In this PDO, you will:

  • Learn how to prepare yourself before departing for the United States from U of M officials, get your questions answered;
  • Learn about other optional programs such as iSuccess, International Buddy Program, Chinese Parent Orientation;
  • Learn about how to apply for student visa, and get your questions about visa answered;(TBD);
  • Build connection with International Student and Scholar Service, Office of Undergraduate Education, Orientations & First-Year Programs, China Office;
  • Build connection with your seniors, learn about their stories of studying and living in the U of M;
  • Meet with other new students and their families;Experience the first-hand orientation icebreaker activities;
  • Enjoy food and drinks!

Is PDO mandatory to attend?

No, but IPO will provide critical information about your transition to campus and answer your questions. Students who went through the PDO in previous years had higher GPAs in college. 

Is PDO free?

Yes, it is free!

For the first year, parents will have a dedicated session to

  • Learn about ways they can support their students. 
  • Learn how to prepare themselves to be a parent of overseas student from the parents of current students


RSVP Deadline: Monday, May 16, 2016

Register below to reserve seats for yourself and your parents.