International Student Orientation (ISO)

International Student Orientation (ISO) is a fun and important part of joining the Penn State community. In ISO you will learn about….

  • Academic and social life at Penn State
  • Insurance, immunization requirements, and University Health Services
  • On- and off-campus resources and support services
  • Strategies to get the most out of your time at Penn State

You will also have the opportunity to….

  • Get your Penn State ID card
  • Open a U.S. bank account
  • Upload necessary immigration and contact information
  • Meet with an adviser and schedule courses
  • Make friends and great connections with your peers and older students
  • Explore the campus and facilities

Studies show the academic and social benefits of participating in orientation programs. Faculty members and advisers see a marked difference in the preparedness and success of students who have participated in orientation. You will be placed in a small group led by two Orientation Leaders (OLs) who will guide you through orientation and answer your questions.

International Student Orientation - Spring 2018

Begins Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 for all students (graduate, undergraduate, transfer, exchange) starting Penn State in the spring 2018 semester.

International Student Orientation - Graduate Fall 2017

Began Sunday, August 6th, 2017. For graduate students starting Penn State in the Fall 2017 semester.

International Student Orientation - Undergraduate Fall 2017

Began Friday, August 11th, 2017. For all undergraduate students (First-year, transfer, exchange) starting Penn State in the Fall 2017 semester.

International Student Orientation - Summer 2017

Began Thursday, June 22nd, 2017. For all students (graduate, undergraduate, transfer, exchange) starting Penn State in the Summer 2017 semester.