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.
|Student Classification||Early Registration Price by May 31||Regular Registration Price by June 30||Late Registration Price by July 26|
|$385||Early Registration Price + $10||Early Registration Price + $40|
|Graduate**||$199||Early Registration Price + $26||Early Registration Price + $40|
|Exchange*||$435||Early Registration Price + $10||Early Registration Price + $40|
*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.
** Graduate students may add Orientation Housing as an option. Please see below for more information.
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.
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:
Are you a graduate student interested in staying in orientation housing?
This option is available for you! Please add $236 to the registration cost listed above to stay in Orientation Housing. You will have the option to register for Orientation Housing in the registration form below. Should you choose to stay in Orientation Housing, all of the above conveinences will be available during orientation.
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.
Why should you register for International Student Orientation 2019?
Undergraduate Student RegistrationPlease use this registration form if you are an incoming degree-seeking UNDERGRADUATE student
Graduate Student RegistrationPlease use this registration form if you are an incoming degree-seeking GRADUATE student
Exchange Student RegistrationPlease use this registration form if you are an incoming EXCHANGE or ROTARY student (undergraduate or graduate).
Registered for Orientation?After you register for orientation, ISL has prepared additional resources and information including the orientation handbook to assist in your journey and arrival to the United States.