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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 over 100 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

Complete the Online Orientation with a passing score of 80%. You may start and stop the module and it will save your progress.

 

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 2019

Students Enrolling Fall 2019

Student Group

Date

Time

Location

Darden

Tuesday, August 6

1 - 2:15pm

Abbott Dining Room

Law

Wednesday, August 14

3:45pm - 5pm

WB 126, Law School

Graduate

Tuesday, August 20

10am-12pm

Wilson Hall, Room 402

Undergraduate

Friday, August 23

2:30-5:00pm

Wilson Hall, Room 402

Exchange

Sunday, August 25

1-4pm

Minor Hall, Room 125

Spouse & Partner

Thursday, August 29

4-6pm

Lorna Sundberg International Center

 

Please check with your department and/or Orientation & New Student Programs for additional orientation events.

Failure to submit your documents at the ISO document check will result in a block on your university registration and may potentially result in a loss of your legal status in the U.S.

     

 

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.

 

Register for: UVA Express

UVA Express is a program designed to help transition new first-year, transfer undergraduate students, and undergraduate exchange students living outside of the United States into life at the University of Virginia. It is a free, one-way bus transportation and hospitality program from Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC to the University of Virginia on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. If you are unable to arrive in the U.S. on this day, there are other ways to reach Charlottesville, VA.

Register now

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