New Students

Welcome to the University of Arizona!

International Student Services, also known as ISS, is your headquarters for a range of resources on and off campus. ISS is committed to your academic and personal success during your time as a student at the University of Arizona (UA). We provide immigration and academic support, events to connect with other students, and leadership opportunities.

Whether you are an admitted undergraduate, graduate, or exchange student, follow the information on the left side of the page to learn about important procedures for new students. We also have pre-arrival tutorials and information for applying to the UA.

If you have any questions about academics, immigration, or cultural connections, our door is always open!

Getting Started

ISS hosts an International Student Orientation for new international students at the beginning of the fall, summer, and spring semesters. The program is mandatory for all new international undergraduate, graduate, and transfer students, and provides the following:

  • Immigration Information
  • Academic Resources and Course Registration Details
  • Social Events and Cultural Connections
  • UA Services, Departments, and Campus Tours
  • Housing Assistance

Watch the video below from the 2015 International Student Orientation to get an idea of what you can expect!