International Student Orientation
- International Student Orientation is a program designed for all new international students (undergraduate, exchange and graduate) and attendance is mandatory.
- All new international students at UNH must attend International Student Orientation, even if you were previously a student at another U.S. educational institution.
- Prior to your arrival in the Fall, you will be introduced to an Orientation Leader, a fellow UNH student who will be ready, willing and able to communicate with you and answer your many questions from a student's perspective.
- When you arrive, you will meet your Orientation Leader and spend your first few days with other new international students.
- You will learn about your immigration rights and obligations, cultural adjustment, what to expect in and out of the UNH classroom.
- You will go on a campus tour and have an opportunity to learn about UNH Health Services and the UNH Student Health Benefits Plan (health insurance).
- You will meet fellow students, both U.S. and international, who will share their insights and knowledge with you to make your transition to UNH a smooth one!
- You will meet the staff of the Office of International Students and Scholars and learn what we do and how we can assist you.
- You will have time to meet with your academic advisor, if you need to.
- You will have the opportunity for a local shopping trip and an excursion, both of which are optional and require pre-registration.
- Please bring all of your immigration documents (passport, I-94, I-20/DS-2019) with you to Orientation.
- If for any reason you are unable to attend the Orientation, you must check-in with OISS, our office is in Room G-15, Thompson Hall at your earliest convenience after arrival on campus.