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International Student Orientation

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) organizes orientation and welcome events for incoming international students every fall and spring semester. These events provide an opportunity for students to meet their future classmates and get oriented to The University of Texas at Austin, the City of Austin, the State of Texas, and the United States.

International Student Orientation is a separate orientation that provides content unique to international students. Depending on your classification, you must also attend either Freshman OrientationTransfer Orientation, or Graduate Student Orientation. Exchange students who are visiting from partner universities abroad should refer to their exchange student advisor to learn more about their orientation requirements. 

Fall 2024 Orientation Events

Welcome events and orientation programs are held either online or in person. We will update Orientation Events Calendar as events are confirmed. 

Pre-Arrival Series

Prepare for your arrival to Austin by attending our virtual pre-arrival series. Attend sessions with ISSS staff and current international students on a range of topics to help you prepare for your Longhorn journey. Our first pre-arrival webinar will be in June. We will send an email out to all incoming international students in May with the webinar topics and registration links. 

International Student Orientation Modules

Prepare for life at UT Austin with our International Student Orientation Modules on Canvas. These videos are designed to help you prepare for your arrival, learn about topics such as cultural adjustment, expectations of the U.S. classroom, healthcare in the U.S., and much more. Students will receive an email invitation over the summer to join the Canvas platform. 

International Student Welcome

Friday, August 16, 2024.

Join ISSS staff and fellow international students for a formal welcome to UT Austin on the morning of August 16. Learn about campus resources and information every Longhorn needs to know! 

Registration opens in August.

Drop-In Advisor Sessions

Immediately following the virtual welcome, advisors will be available on Zoom to answer your questions about settling into UT Austin. Zoom links will be provided during the virtual welcome. 

Welcome Events

Get to know Austin, the UT Austin campus, and your new classmates during our Welcome Events. We will offer activities such as a campus scavenger hunt, Texas two-step dancing lessons, and more!