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International Student Orientations



The OISS hosts a special orientation program designed to cover all of the information that you need to know as an international student, whether this is your first time in the U.S. or you have studied here already. The orientation also provides a wonderful opportunity for you to meet other international students and it is a great way for you to begin your Tulane experience.

OISS International Student Orientation is designed to help you:

  • Adjust to academic and social life at Tulane:
  • Comply with government regulations pertaining to your stay in the U.S.:
  • Learning about on and off campus resources and support services;
  • Learn how to navigate the campus;
  • Become comfortable with the local community and U.S. culture; and
  • Meet people from around the world.

Studies show the benefits of participating in orientation programs.  Faculty members and advisors see a marked difference in the preparedness and success of students who have participated in orientation.

All international students must attend an OISS International Student Orientation.  

Please plan accordingly and make sure you attend orientation and also note that you may also be required to attend other orientation sessions for your academic program.  If this is the case, you will be notified by your academic program of the time and location.

F-1 Students                                                  J-1 Students


If you are not on F-1 or J-1 status and would like to attend orientation, you are welcome to come experience OISS Orientation.

If you are degree-seeking undergraduate student, please attend the International Student Orientation.

If you are a degree-seeking graduate student, please attend the OISS Orientation for F-1 Graduate Students.

If you are a non-degree student, please attend the OISS J-1 Student Orientation.