International Student and Scholar Services

Mandatory International Student Orientation

All new international students are required to participate in the International Student Orientation (ISO) program. The ISO program is mandatory for ALL new exchange students, graduates, undergraduates, transfers, and sponsored students whether you are arriving in the United States for the first time or you are transferring from another U.S. school. Please review all the orientation information below and plan to arrive 1-2 days prior to the ISO.

All new international students will be assessed a $125 international orientation fee regardless of their attendance.

At the orientation, we will provide you with important information about campus, health and insurance requirements, and other matters pertaining to your status as an international student in the United States. In addition, students will be able to participate in some optional activities such as a guided tour of Cincinnati. You will also get the chance to meet current students from the U.S. and around the world.