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International Student Orientation

International Students

The Office of International Student & Scholar Services provides an International Student Orientation to welcome newly admitted
international students.

It is required by immigration law that first-year F-1 students, J-1 students and scholars must attend the International Student Orientation. Augsburg Intentional Student Orientation provides essential information to assist new international students and scholars make a successful cultural and academic transition into their new settings.

International Student Orientation is held prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters. Activities and sessions  take place over 3 days, typically the week before school starts each semester.

Activities and topiInternational Studentscs you can expect during Orientation include:

  • Legal document check
  • Entry level assessment for F-1 students: Writing, Michigan Assessment and Math placement exams
  • Welcome from International Student Organization (ISO) board members
  • Health Insurance
  • Overview of Augnet Account
  • F-1 and J-1 regulations
  • Tour of Lindell library
  • Conversation with Augsburg’s Center for Wellness & Counseling (CWC)
  • Campus and city street security
  • Issues and policies related to living on campus
  • Overview of Augsburg policies and activities
  • Intercultural Communication and adjustment
  • Minneapolis Plunge – Light-rail adventure
  • Welcome dinner in homes of Augsburg staff or faculty
  • Opportunities to build community with fellow students!

New International Student Orientation

You will meet all new enrolled international students; and learn about Augsburg, immigration, life in Minneapolis, and more!  Please remember that Augsburg International Student Orientation is mandatory.  See more information on the ISSS Orientation and Move-In Dates page.