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A Division of the International Studies Office

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

1. Request Visa Document2. Complete Online Presentation3. Check-in with ISO4. Attend ISO Orientation
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! (requires Adobe Flash)



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





Wednesday, August 22


Clark Hall, Room 108


Friday, August 24


Clark Hall, Room 108


Sunday, August 26


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.