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….

  • Upload necessary immigration and contact information
  • Meet with an adviser and schedule courses
  • Make friends and great connections with your peers and older students

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.

Graduate International Student Orientation (ISO) - Fall 2021 University Park

This is the official page for the University Park campus Fall GRADUATE International Student Orientation. Fall Graduate International Student Orientation will take place in a hybrid model with virtual and in-person opportunities. The dates for in-person Graduate ISO will be August 12-14. The virtual Graduate ISO sessions will take place August 13-14. Students will be able to choose whether they would prefer to attend Graduate ISO in-person or virtually. Students are also invited to complete the Graduate School’s virtual orientation program before the start of the spring semester. Several of the self-paced modules will have a specific focus on international student concerns.

Undergraduate International Student Orientation (ISO) - Fall 2021 University Park

This is the official page for the University Park campus Fall UNDERGRADUATE International Student Orientation. Fall Undergraduate International Student Orientation will take place in a hybrid model with virtual and in-person opportunities. Students will be able to choose whether they would prefer to attend Undergraduate ISO in-person or virtually. The dates for both in-person and virtual Undergraduate ISO will be August 16-20.