Entering Students

Director of Slater surrounded by students on Slater house porch

Dear International Students,

Congratulations on your acceptance to Wellesley College and welcome to the international student and scholar community at Slater International Center! We know that your presence on campus will offer our community valuable perspectives both inside and outside of the classroom.

The Slater International Center staff works closely with other departments at Wellesley to meet your needs, advise you, and help familiarize you with the services offered by the college. Most importantly, the Slater staff will assist you with adjustment to life in the United States and at Wellesley College and with matters pertaining to your student immigration status.

To help with your upcoming transition, we invite you to participate in two Fall semester programs: Orientation and the Host Family Program.

Orientation begins with the arrival of international students on Sunday, August 26, 2018. The International Student Orientation Program runs from 8/26 to 8/28.

The Host Family Program is run by the Wellesley College Boston Area Alumnae Club and Slater International Center. It matches Wellesley alumnae, faculty, and staff with incoming international students for cultural exchange, support, and community building. You may register for this program only if you are an international student arriving from abroad by yourself and you would like to arrive two days before the start of the Orientation Program. Host Families and international students often develop close relationships and remain connected throughout the students’ time at Wellesley and beyond.

Many students find these programs to be extremely valuable to their adjustment process. To participate in these programs, please see the entering student checklist on your MyWellesley portal to register.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about “Slater”. We recommend you visit our site over the summer for updates. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We are only an email or a phone call away!

See you in August!


Karen Zuffante Pabon
Director of the Slater International Center
International Student and Scholar Advisor