International Student Orientation (ISO) is a pre-orientation program sponsored by the Department of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for incoming international students, including transfer international students, and US citizens who have lived abroad.  ISO complements the New Student Orientation program for undergraduates and the Graduate School’s Orientation program by providing international students with information that will assist in their transition to living and studying in the U.S. In addition to providing important information regarding maintaining your F-1 or J-1 immigration status, ISO will cover U.S. classroom culture (for undergraduate students) and the UM Code of Conduct.

Fall Schedule

ISO for Undergraduate Students
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Participants will be divided into 2 groups according to last name:

Morning Session: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Last names beginning with the letter A - Li

Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Last names beginning with the letter Lia - Z

University of Miami - Coral Gables Campus
Newman Alumni Center Multi-Purpose Room
6200 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
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ISO for Graduate Students
Friday, August 18, 2017
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
University of Miami - Coral Gables Campus
Whitten Learning Center 130
5150 Brunson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
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In addition to ISO, we welcome all new international students to join us for an evening of food and fun at the Welcome Party for New International Students!

Monday, August 14, 2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Lakeside Patio Stage
1330 Miller Dr 
Coral Gables, FL 33146
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We look forward to seeing you soon!

New to the U.S. and Miami?
Check out our informative web sessions for insider information!  Please click “view slideshow” and make certain your audio is turned on.

  • Living in America: An informative orientation to U.S. cultural values, customs, and understanding culture shock.
  • Starting your Life in Miami: An orientation to Miami which covers local community resources including banking, public transportation, driver’s license, buying a car, off campus housing, medical centers, safety issues, and more.

Who should not attend ISO?

1) Study Abroad students should attend the Study Abroad Office’s Exchange Student Orientation. For dates, time, and location, contact the Study Abroad Office at or visit their website at

2) Parents who plan to accompany their undergraduate student to the U.S. should attend the Family Orientation Program. For Family Orientation check-in dates, time, and location, contact the Department of Orientation at or visit their website at

A note from the Council of International Students and Organizations (COISO)
Welcome to the University of Miami! As you prepare for a spectacular college experience here at the U, know that COISO is here to help. COISO strives to foster an environment rich with opportunities for growth and success for international students. We recommend that you read the International Student Welcome Guide before beginning your journey at the University of Miami; it also contains important contact information.

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