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 compliments 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), the UM Code of Conduct, and health and well-being matters.  All international students are invited to a welcome party hosted by the Council of International Students and Organizations (COISO) to take place on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the University Center Patio, Coral Gables Campus.

Fall 2016 Schedule

ISO for Undergraduate Students
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
University of Miami
Whitten Learning Center, Room 130 (LC130) 
5150 Brunson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146


ISO for Graduate Students
Friday, August 19, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
University of Miami
Whitten Learning Center, Room 130 (LC130) 
5150 Brunson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146


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 studyabroad@miami.edu or visit their website at www.miami.edu/studyabroad.

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 orientation@miami.edu or visit their website at www.miami.edu/orientation.