Fall 2019 orientation will be held on Sunday, August 4 to Friday, August 9, 2019.
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 orientation is not covered by any other orientation program on campus. 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. Reasons why you should attend International Student Orientation include:
|Student Classification||On-Site Registration Fees|
$425 (registration + housing)
$239 (registration only)
$475 (registration + housing)
|Exchange*||$475 (registration + housing)|
*The undergraduate cost listed is lower than exchange students due to the undergraduate student requirement to pay a $200 commitment deposit to attend UGA. A portion of this deposit helps offset the orientation fee. Exchange students are not required to pay this $200 commitment deposit to the University.
Important Information About Your Registration Fee
Your registration fee covers everything listed below for all students:
Your registration fee will be billed directly to your Student Account at the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester and will be paid through the Student Accounts portal online. Orientation fees charged to your student account will be due by August 14.
Staying in Orientation Housing
*All undergraduate students and exchange students are required to stay in Orientation Housing in beautiful Rutherford Hall located centrally on UGA's campus. By staying in housing on campus, not only can you enjoy one of the most beautiful locations on campus, but you will also have access to conveinences on campus. Please click here to take a tour of Rutherford Hall with a current UGA student. Advantages of staying in Orientation Housing also include:
Early Arrival Housing
For students with travel arrangements bringing them to Athens prior to Sunday, August 4, Orientation Housing is available starting at 3:00PM EST on Saturday, August 3. If you are interested in adding early housing (only available for the night of Saturday, August 3), the cost is $55. You will have the option to register for early arrival housing in the registration form below.
At-a-Glance Orientation Schedules
To view the tentative orientation schedules, please click on your student classification below.
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