International Student Orientation

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About 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.

Fall 2018 Orientation will be held from Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3, 2018. 

Undergraduate degree-seeking students should plan to arrive Sunday, July 29th as undergraduate advising and course registration will take place on the morning of Monday, July 30th.
 

Registration Fees: 

Registration Deadline Undergraduate Students  Graduate Students Exchange Students 

Early Registration

Before July 6, 2018 

$375 $175 $425

Registration

Before July 24, 2018

$395 $195 $445

Late Registration

After July 24, 2018 and on site

$415 $215 $465

 

 

Undergraduate Student Registration Cost Includes...
  • Housing for 6 nights (Sunday, July 29 - Friday, August 3)  ISL requires that all undergraduate students stay overnight in orientation housing for the duration of the program with very limited exceptions on a case-by-case basis. For more information or to request an exemption, please email isl@uga.edu.
  • Lunches and dinners between Sunday, July 29 and Friday, August 3 (breakfast meal plans are available for an additional $30)
  • Orientation materials including 2018 orientation t-shirt
 
Graduate Student Registration Cost Includes...
  • Lunches and dinners between Monday, July 30 and Friday, August 3 (breakfast meal plans are available for an additional $30)
  • Orientation materials including 2018 orientation t-shirt
Orientation housing is available to graduate students at an additional $250 for 5 nights (July 30 - August 3)
 
Exchange Student Registration Cost Includes...
  • Housing for 5 nights (Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3)  ISL requires that all exchange students stay overnight in orientation housing for the duration of the program with very limited exceptions on a case-by-case basis. For more information or to request an exemption, please email isl@uga.edu.
  • Lunches and dinners between Monday, July 30 and Friday, August 3 (breakfast meal plans are available for an additional $30)
  • Orientation materials including 2018 orientation t-shirt
 

 

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 squads 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 students.

--->   ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED   <---

New exchange students and international graduate (degree-seeking) students may still register for orientation in-person on Monday, July 30th between 9 AM and 3 PM in Memorial Hall Ballroom.

New international undergraduate (degree-seeking) students, who have not yet registered, should email isl@uga.edu for more information.

Please review the International Student Orientation Handbook linked below for more information regarding the program and transportation options.

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 isl@uga.edu

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

Email: isl@uga.edu

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