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Welcome to International Student Life (ISL) at the University of Georgia (UGA)!

The department of International Student Life (ISL) enhances the student‐learning environment through programs and services that internationalize the campus experience. This work is accomplished through focused and intentional efforts in three core areas:

  • Transition & Support:

    Services and programs aimed at supporting international students to assist with their ongoing transition to the University of Georgia and life in the United States.
  • Programming & Outreach:

    Opportunities and events designed for the UGA and Athens communities to share, explore, and learn about cultures in an effort to build an inclusive and internationalized campus.
  • Leadership & Engagement:

    Volunteer and leadership opportunities that promote global citizenship through individual growth, and cross cultural learning and development.

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International Student Orientation

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. Highlights from ISL's orientation schedules include information concerning immigration issues, taxes for nonresidents, 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.

For more information regarding dates and registration, please visit our International Student Orientation page.

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The Saeeda Peermahomed Award

Click HereSaeeda Peermahomed Recipient List

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.

Saeeda was an exceptional international student who was active in international student organizations and promoting cross cultural exchange. This award is given in Saeeda's memory to help perpetuate the goals of intercultural exchange for which she stood. International Student Life is pleased to join the Peermahomed Family in presenting this award that recognizes the contributions of an exceptional international student at The University of Georgia.

For more information about the Saeeda Peermahomed Award click here »

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ISL Listserv

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 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
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