This program will cover topics that are important to new international students, including: U.S. Government Regulations and how they apply to students, international student health insurance requirements, maintaining full-time status, on-campus employment, and filing tax returns, as well as travel and re-entry from abroad during your program of study. The University Office of Global Programs' pre-arrival guide offers more information for new international students.
International Student Orientation (ISO) is where you will register for your classes, learn important information about document check in process, maintaining your international student status, health insurance information, academic convocation, college meetings, special academic workshops, and fun activities to help you meet other new students.
With the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus and in the interest of your health and safety, Penn State has announced that new student orientation will be held virtually for 2020-2021.
For orientation, students can begin making reservations in November and will be able to select a date to begin their virtual orientation experience based upon their starting semester, campus of enrollment, and college of enrollment. Orientation will take place in December and early January for first-year, transfer, and international students, and will involve a mix of real-time and self-paced learning. Students will have the opportunity to meet with an academic adviser to discuss their academic plans; register for courses; gain access to critical Penn State systems, including LionPATH; and begin to make connections with fellow students.
Read this story for additional information and resources related to orientation.
Contact Theresa Bonk, Director of Student Affairs for additional questions: [email protected] or call 00-1-724-334-6062 (international) or local 724-334-6062.