ISO is a pre-orientation program sponsored by the Department of International Student and Scholar Services 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. Participants will learn about immigration rules international students must follow to stay in the U.S., academic expectations in the U.S., the UM Code of Conduct, available health care, and more!  International students will also have an opportunity to meet new peers. ISO is held at the University of Miami Coral Gables campus in August and January.

Fall 2015 Schedule

ISO for Undergraduate Students
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Whitten Learning Center, Room 130
5150 Brunson Drive
UM Coral Gables Campus

ISO for Graduate Students
Friday, August 21, 2015
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Whitten Learning Center, Room 130
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 studyabroad@miami.edu or visit their website at www.miami.edu/studyabroad

  2. Parents who plan to accompany their son or daughter to the U.S. should attend the New Student Orientation for Parents.  For Parent 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.