The Visiting International Student Program offers a comprehensive orientation program complete with our online orientation modules as well as our mandatory in-person orientation before classes begin. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus.
Fall 2016 Exchange & Visiting International Student Orientation
Time: 8:00am - 12:30pm followed by the ISS Welcome Reception from 1:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Grainger Hall - 975 University Avenue, Madison, WI
This mandatory orientation will feature a session with your VISP coordinators followed by a number of concurrent sessions on a variety of topics you can select from.
Download your 2016-17 Handbook & Orientation Guide to find the September 1st orientation agenda and detailed session descriptions.
Missed a session you were interested in attending? Or want to revisit what you saw? Presentation files will be posted here through late September 2016 for your review.
- VISP Homeroom (1st session): Download here
- Rewatch the ISS Video on visa rules & regulations
- Campus Traditions: Download here
- Classroom Etiquette & Academic Culture: Download here
- Considering Graduate School: Download here
- Engineering Academic Culture: Download here
- Getting Involved at UW: Download here
- International Student Services Programs: Download here
- Introduction to Networking in the USA: Download here
- Staying Healthy on Campus: Download here
The first module that you should review is our Visa & Arrival page for help with the logistics of arriving in Madison, Wisconsin. Our Course Enrollment and Academics modules will help you find and enroll in courses, as well as learn about how our courses are structured.
The modules on Student Life and Getting Around will help you learn more about how to get involved and how to get to your classes. Finally, our Health & Safety module will help you to stay healthy and safe during your time on our campus.
We recommend you visit each page to gain a broader understanding of your upcoming adventures.