International Student Orientation (ISO) is a pre-orientation program sponsored by the Department of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for new and transfer University of Miami international students. ISO compliments New Student Orientation for undergraduates and the Graduate School’s Orientation by providing international students with information that will assist in their transition to living and studying in the U.S. ISO is held at the University of Miami Coral Gables campus in August and January.

Spring 2016 Schedule

ISO for Undergraduate Students
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Whitten Learning Center, Room 170
5150 Brunson Drive, UM Coral Gables Campus

ISO for Graduate Students
Thursday, January 7, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Whitten Learning Center, Room 182
5150 Brunson Drive, UM Coral Gables Campus

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 Web Version An informative orientation to U.S. cultural values, customs, and understanding culture shock.
  • Starting your Life in Miami Web Version 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 son or daughter 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