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International Student Orientation

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) organizes orientation and welcome events for incoming international students every Spring and Fall 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 2023 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.

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.

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 notification no later than August 1 once the modules have opened. 

International Student Welcome

Friday, Aug. 11, 2023

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. Register online via the Orientation Events Calendar 

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! Check back here or the Orientation Events Calendar for updates!