International Student Orientation

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About 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 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. Spring 2018 orientation will be January 3rd, 2018.


Registration Fees: 

Registration Deadline Price 

Early Registration

Before December 15th, 2017


Late Registration

After December 15th, 2017



Why should you register for International Student Orientation 2018?

  • Important topics related to UGA academics, safety, wellness, resources, and much more are discussed in detail during this program! Even if you have attended college in the USA before, it is still recommended to attend this program!
  • International Student Life and the World Leaders (orientation leaders) are specially trained to help assist international students, like you, transition successfully to the USA and to the University of Georgia!
  • You will learn important information about UGA and Athens, including where to shop, eat, and have fun! Our World Leaders are current international and domestic students that have lived in Athens and are here to share their experiences and tips for living a great life in Athens, GA.
  • Our World Leader family groups help you build a sense of community and establish a network of friends before classes even start!
  • International Student Orientation 2018 is more than informational sessions! Throughout the program there will be fun activities and events that allow you to meet your fellow student.

Register for International Student Orientation

Sponsored Student Registration

Please only use this registration option if an organization or department is paying for your registration. Please confirm this arrangement with your sponsor prior to registering.

International Student Orientation Handbook

Required Medical Forms for New Students

After registering for orientation, please visit this website to read about which immunizations and forms must be completed by all international students. If you have difficulties accessing this resource, please email

Contact ISL

International Student Life
The University of Georgia
210 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602 | USA

Phone:  +USA 706-542-5867
Fax:      +USA 706-583-0006


Office Hours: 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST
Monday-Friday (excluding holidays)