International Students & Scholars Program, U.Va.

International Students & Scholars Program

A Division of the International Studies Office

Scholarship
Community

Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Virginia! We welcome you to the international student body of more than 2,500 graduate and undergraduate students from 130 countries. We look forward to meeting you.

If you are an exchange student, please visit the exchange student page

Here is what you need to do next.

Required for All International Students

Click on each step for detailed instructions or see below for a summary
 
 

1. Visa Document and Application

Additional information about acquiring F-1 or J-1 Status:

 

2. New Student Online Orientation Presentation

Watch the New Student Orientation Presentation and take the quiz BEFORE you arrive at UVA!

If you can't view the presentation online, right click on this link and save the link as a file to view in Adobe Reader.

 

3. Check-in with ISO

You will need coverage beginning your first day in the U.S.  The University-approved Aetna plan does not begin until August 15.  For short-term coverage plans the following resource can be consulted: NAFSA Insurance Search.

 

4. ISO Orientation

Attend an Orientation Session with the ISO.

Fall 2018

Student Group

Date

Time

Location

Graduate

Wednesday, August 22

10am-12pm

Clark Hall, Room 108

Undergraduate

Friday, August 24

2:30-5:00pm

Clark Hall, Room 108

Exchange

Sunday, August 26

1-4pm

Minor Hall, Room 125

 

Let us know how we can support you while you are at UVA.

 

The Global Greeters are UVA students who work with ISO to assist and welcome incoming international students during the week of orientation in August, and to a lesser degree, throughout their first semester here on Grounds.  Check out their events during orientation and connect with them on Facebook.