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International Student Orientation


All new international students* will attend a special orientation program designed specifically for international students. If you are a Hayworth or graduate student, you may also need to attend their orientation program as well.

International Student Orientation (ISO) will acquaint students with various aspects of campus life and information and resources specific to international students: immigration, health insurance and US health care, cultural and academic adjustment. We will also offer opportunities to shop for basic supplies and necessities, meet other Queens students and professors who can assist in your transition to Queens, and explore your new home of Charlotte, North Carolina!

Fall New International Students should plan to arrive in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. These are the official arrival days for ISO.

The Center for International Education will offer airport pick up and transportation to the Queens campus for check-in if you arrive on the official arrival day before 7:00 p.m., and provide your flight itinerary to Sidra Freeman,, no later than 2 weeks prior to your arrival. If you arrive after 7:00 p.m., you will need to arrange your overnight accommodations and transportation to campus the next morning.

Undergraduate students who will be living on campus will be able to move in to their residence hall rooms on the official arrival day. Compulsory orientation activities will begin the morning after arrival. 

Any freshmen international students who would prefer may also attend a summer orientation program during any of the earlier ROAR sessions being offered. 

Things to Do to Prepare for International Student Orientation:

1.     Submit your enrollment deposit and Statement of Intent. (You cannot register for Summer Orientation until you are deposited.) Exchange Students are exempt and do not need to complete this step.

2.     Register Online. Complete the online registration to select the dates you plan to attend and to provide important information.

3.    Complete and send your Student Medical Form to Nancy Lastreto at prior to August 1st.

4.     Review Your Orientation Schedule.

*International students are typically defined as those on F and J visas. However, any student who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, or those who are U.S. citizens who have been living abroad are welcome to attend international student orientation and any events sponsored by the Center for International Education.

Have Questions?
For questions regarding International Orientation, please contact Sidra Freeman at 704-337-2534 or or reach out to any of the Center for International Education Staff.

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