Welcome to International Student Life (ISL) at the University of Georgia (UGA)!
The ISL Office serves as an Archway to the World and an Archway to UGA for both international and U.S. students attending the University. With a number of exciting cultural events, programs, and services students and community members alike can travel around the world without leaving Athens. In addition to programs that enhance international awareness, ISL also provides orientation sessions for new international students, offers non-resident tax assistance as well as individual counseling, and advises approximately thirty international and multinational student organizations. ISL is for everyone – please join us!
*Please note that the ISL Office is not responsible for study abroad, immigration or visa related matters at UGA. For further assistance with these areas, please contact the Office of International Education.
ISL organizes an international student orientation each semester for new and transfer international students matriculating to the University of Georgia. The information included in the ISL orientations is not covered by any other orientation program on campus. The spring and summer orientations are a one-day event and the fall orientation is a five-day program. Highlights from ISL's orientation schedules include information concerning immigration issues, taxes for non-residents, cross-cultural adjustment, housing assistance, course registration procedures, Social Security Cards, UGA payroll, and campus tours. Current UGA students serve as orientation leaders (called World Leaders) to assist with international orientation sessions.
International Student Orientation:
International Student Orientation this year will be from July 29 – August 2, 2013, with additional social/educational events on August 3rd and August 4th. We are hosting a number of informative and important sessions during the week including information about Social Security Numbers, housing, and course registration information. We strongly recommend that all new and transfer international students attend this orientation program. Please note that there is a $20 registration fee for this program. Students may register for orientation during the International Student Life check-in process from 10 am until 4:30 pm on Monday, July 29th, in 210 Memorial Hall on the UGA
The Saeeda Peermahomed Award
The Saeeda Peermahomed Award is given annually to an international student in recognition of outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service in the field of international education. This award is made possible by the Peermahomed Family and is given in memory of their daughter, Saeeda Peermahomed, a University of Georgia student from India who was killed in a tragic automobile accident in North Georgia in 1979.
International Student Life offers a weekly listserv that provides information about upcoming office events, programs and services. It is our primary form of communication between the office and the many international students on campus as well as UGA and community members who want to know about international events throughout the year. Additionally, the listserv also incorporates key departmental and University announcements as well as highlights international events on campus and in the surrounding area. If you are interested in registering for the ISL listserv, please contact the office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to make your request.
International Student Life | The University of Georgia | 210 Memorial Hall | Athens, Georgia 30602-3108 USA
Phone: +USA 706-542-5867 | Fax: +USA 706-583-0006