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International Student Orientation


All new international students* will attend a special orientations 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!

Spring New International Students should plan to arrive in Charlotte on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Fall New International Students should plan to arrive in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

The Center for International Education will offer airport pick up for students who arrive at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport on between the hours of 10:00 a.m. EST and 6:00 p.m. EST on the arrival date listed above. Undergraduate students who will be living on campus will be able to move in to their residence hall rooms when they arrive. Further details about arrival, airport pick up requests, and move in will be sent to you via email over the summer. Compulsory orientation activities will begin the morning after arrival. 

Any freshmen international students who would prefer may also attend a summer orientation program during June 2015. 

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 bring your Student Medical Form.

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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