View the UW's response to COVID-19. Our services and staff are available remotely and by phone. Because of the on-going situation, Advising & Orientation sessions have moved to a remote platform. For more information, view our Remote Advising & Orientation Updates page. (updated 5/6/2020) 

First Year Programs

International: Regional Connection Groups (RCG)

Connect with other new huskies, living internationally, in your region. 

International Student: Regional Connection Groups or RCG, is a seven-week engagement program to virtually connect you with other new international huskies in your region. In July, you will receive an email from FYP, inviting you to join a preset small group via a chat App commonly used in your region. More specifically, 

  • Each group consists of 20-25 students from your origin;

  • The seven-week RCG happens after your A&O Part 1 to help you continue to become connected. The program will be facilitated from August 1 - September 12th. 

  • Each week, your group will virtually meet for a one-hour activity led by a Peer Connection Leader (PCL). PCLs are current UW students who are very resourceful and highly involved on campus. As a group, you will pick a weekly meeting time. 

  • Each week, we will also offer some optional program-wide hangouts or activities to increase cross-group bonding.