The Office of International Student Services (ISS) provides a mandatory orientation program each semester. All new international students are expected to attend. The director, international peers, faculty and university service unit representatives, (i.e. Housing, Health Insurance, Health Services, Center for Teaching and Learning, Library, etc.) provide information and guidance to facilitate a smooth transition for new international students to the campus and community. Information is provided on academic, financial, personal, social, institutional, cross-cultural and governmental issues.
IEP International Orientation and Check-in Details. All students must check in at the International Student Services Office, HRB 52 as soon as students arrive to UIS.
Check here for details about Fall session orientation.
Check here for details about Spring session orientation.
You will not be able to check-in unless you bring all of the following with you:
- International Student Check-In Form
- Pledge of Compliance form (pdf)
- Form I-20
- Valid Passport/Visa
- I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record, https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/request.html).
- Printed copy of your class schedule (use the “Detail View” when printing from Enterprise)
- Proof of immunizations to campus when you come. Print this form and have it filled out prior to check–in. http://www.uis.edu/healthservices/wp-content/uploads/sites/102/2013/04/RequiredImmunizationInfo8.2012.pdf
- Campus Maps
- Express Mailing Service
- How to Establish your UIS Web/Enterprise ID (pdf)
- International House
- Orientation Powerpoints – Culture & Culture Shock
- Orientation Powerpoints – Immigration
- Orientation Powerpoints – Safety
Please view the On-Line Welcome Folder for additional information.
Following your orientation, you may wish to review the following information:
- Cultural Adaptation presentation (pptx)
- USFSCO presentation (pptx)
- Employment, ssn, DL, etc.
- Welcome and Culture Shock
- ACADEMIC INTEGRITY PPT for International Students
- International FALL 2014 Health Insurance PowerPoint Presentation
- International Student Orientation Fall 2014
Check out the Pre-Arrival Information before departure.
Please click on the links below for information pertaining to pre-departure orientation information. These links can assist you with things you should know before you leave your home country to come study in the United States.
- Pre-Departure Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
- EduPass’ “Living in the USA”
- Study in the States provided by US Dept. of Homeland Security
- uStudy.us has prepared a course for Before You Leave