Summer Orientation

About the summer orientation

The summer orientation is a 75-minute, synchronous orientation designed to support all new  international teaching assistants (ITAs) who speak English as an additional language.

This is a wonderful  opportunity for new international graduate students to network with other ITAs  and meet the ITA program staff. In addition to timely practical advice, participants will hear advice from current and former ITAP students about navigating teaching and studies at Cornell. Participants will also have time to ask questions about the ITAP courses and learn about additional support and professional development opportunities available to graduate students at Cornell.  

Orientation schedule

Check back soon for more information on the date and time of the summer orientation.

Learning outcomes

The summer orientation is designed to help new international teaching assistants:

  • network with other new ITAs from across campus and take part in community-building activities 
  • develop practical skills they can use to be successful TAs at Cornell
  • identify additional support services offered by the Center for Teaching Innovation to all Cornell graduate students

Eligibility & registration

If you are an ITA, new to Cornell, speak English as an additional language, and have a teaching assistant appointment in the upcoming academic year, we encourage you to attend. If you are unsure if you should participate in the summer orientation, please contact your Graduate Field Assistant (GFA) for more information.

Registration for the Summer 2022 orientation is not yet available. 

Please contact the ITAP team with any questions about the summer orientation.