ISO is a mandatory pre-orientation program which provides new University of Miami international students with valuable information that will assist in their transition to living and studying in the U.S. Material to be covered includes immigration rules international students must follow to stay in the U.S., academic expectations in the U.S., local community resources, life and customs in the U.S., and available health care, emergency assistance, and insurance coverage. New international students will also have an opportunity to meet and get acquainted with new peers. ISO will start promptly at the appointed hour, so please arrive on time. Nothing should take precedence. Dress comfortably (you may need a light sweater), and bring pen and paper for notes.
Who should NOT attend International Student Orientation?
1) Study Abroad students should attend a special orientation program for Study Abroad students provided by the Office of Study Abroad. Please visit the Study Abroad website www.miami.edu/studyabroad for more information.
2) Parents who plan to accompany their son or daughter to the U.S. should attend the New Student Orientation for Parents. Parent Orientation Check-in starts on Wednesday, January 8th from 3-7pm in the Student Activities Center, 2nd Floor Lounge.