Welcome to Calvin College and the beginning of your higher education experience! To assist you in this transition we have two options for you to consider in regards to your orientation at Calvin—International PASSPORT or PASSPORT(North American). The third program, QUEST, is for everyone and is not optional.
- For students who have lived outside of North America for a significant period of time and identify themselves as a “Third Culture Kid” we have International PASSPORT. The program includes opportunities to build relationships with Calvin’s international student community, workshops on cultural adjustment and additional opportunities to connect to local resources.
PASSPORT (North American)
- For students who have some international experience but still have a strong association with American culture we suggest going through the orientation program that North American students attend, PASSPORT. This will include some opportunities to connect with other students with international experience but not have sessions directed at U.S. cultural adjustment.
- If you’re starting Calvin in the fall as a new first-year or transfer student, QUEST is for you. QUEST is a three-and-a-half day program that takes place just before school begins in the fall.