Spring 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.

Spring 2019 Orientation will be held on Monday, January 7 & Tuesday, January 8, 2019. 

Orientation check-in begins on the morning of Monday, January 7. 

Registration Fees:

Registration Deadline Undergraduate Students Graduate Students Exchange Students 
Early Registration before January 3, 2019 $75 $75 $75 


Registration cost includes:

  • Meals during orientation
  • Transportation 
  • Orientation materials and t-shirt 


Why should you register for International Student Orientation?
  • 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 2019 is more than informational sessions! Throughout the program, there will be fun activities and events that allow you to meet your fellow students.

Register for International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation Handbook