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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. 

Spring 2024 Orientation Events

Welcome events and orientation programs are held either online or in person. Refer to the Orientation Events Calendar for details about each particular session.

Spring orientation events will be published on December 1!

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. You will be able to register online via the Orientation Events Calendar.

Spring pre-arrival series coming soon and will be published by Oct. 20!

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 on Oct. 20. If you don't receive your invitation then please email us at for assistance. 

Spring orientation modules open on Oct. 20!

Virtual International Student Welcome

Monday, January 8, 2024

Join International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) staff and fellow international students for a formal welcome to UT Austin! This will be a one-hour, virtual session. 

Registration for this event will open in December 2023! 

Welcome Events

Get to know Austin, UT Austin campus, and your new classmates during our Welcome Events. We will offer a campus scavenger hunt, Austin City Bus Tours, Two-Step Dancing Lessons, and more! You will be able to register online via the Orientation Events Calendar.

Spring welcome events coming soon and will be published in early December 2023!