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The Center for Global Engagement's International Student Scholar Services staff is looking forward to meeting you in person during our graduate international student orientation sessions starting on August 12!

By virtue of your immigration status, traveling many miles, and the many logistics that come into play when you reside outside of the US, our international student orientation has been designed to address your many needs prior to JMU’s first day of classes. Before orientation, you have several steps to take care of before you arrive in the US. To make this process easier for you:

    • Go to this timeline to become familiar with the different tasks and reminders you should be completing soon until you arrive on-campus/Harrisonburg.
    • click on the icons and links below to obtain more information to better guide your decisions 
Obtaining your I-20
Searching for housing
Getting Settled
Planning your arrival
Once in US/JMU
Do you need some asisstance?

Do you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns related to orientation, the arrival process, immigration and visas? E-mail Thomas Lavenir OR schedule a virtual 1 on 1 meeting with Thomas.


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