International Family Orientation Program

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Family Orientation & Virtual Information Fair

AU International Family Orientation Program (IFOP): 2-day program in the summer for AWC and ACSC international dependents to ease the IMS dependent transition into U.S. culture, society, classroom, and language; provides dependent children with a safe and fun learning environment to meet and engage with one another; introduces dependent spouses to a diverse social network and familiarizes them with the greater Montgomery area, to ease their transition into America.

Spouses and adult dependents (ages 18 and up) will have the opportunity to learn about important topics, including U.S. healthcare, emergency procedures, severe weather, and school systems.  The orientation is a fun and informative way to meet fellow spouses and make new friends. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What about childcare?
Childcare for preschoolers may be available, contact the Operations Branch to confirm

What topics are covered at the family orientation?
Some of the topics that will be covered are medicines and medical emergencies, severe weather warnings and preparation, driving safety, and summer and family activities.

What time is the family orientation program?
The program will start at 9:00 a.m. each day and will end at 12:00 p.m.

International Family Support Organization (IFSO)

The IFSO is a community-based sponsorship program fulfilling a critical element of the DoD Field Studies Program (FSP) while providing the best possible exposure to American ideals, establishing friendships and providing assistance to international students beyond the scope of IOS faculty and staff.

Visit the International Family Support Organization (IFSO) page for more information on all family programs. 

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