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. Fall 2017 International Student Orientation this year will be July 31 - August 4.
Registration fees cover all supplies, materials, local (Athens and UGA) transportation, lunches and dinners for the entire week!
Early Registration (before July 7th): $175 - registration only | $425 - registration + orientation housing
Orientation Housing will be in the beautiful Rutherford Hall on UGA's campus.
Normal Registration: $190 - registration only | $445 - registration + orientation housing*
Late Registration (After July 26th): $205 - registration only
* - orientation housing availability is only guranteed for students who register by July 7th, 2017. Late housing registrations will be accepted pending space availability.
Why should you register for International Student Orientation 2017?
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.
If you’re an incoming undergraduate international student, International Student Orientation 2017 meets your UGA orientation requirements. This means you can attend this orientation program and meet all your UGA admissions requirements plus have more time to make new friends and explore the UGA campus!
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 2017 is more than informational sessions! Throughout the program there will be fun activities and events that allow you to meet your fellow student.