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The Office of International Services recognizes that your transition to the University of Illinois at Chicago is multifaceted. You are not only beginning studies at a new school, you are entering a new country and culture. This experience can be both exhilarating and, at times, overwhelming! With this in mind, OIS has developed a series of customized orientation programs and arrival resources for all new international students entering UIC. Our goal is to support and enhance your transition by providing essential information about your immigration responsibilities, an introduction to the UIC community, an opportunity to meet other new international students, and much more.




Orientation Schedules

Click the link below to view the complete orientation schedule and registration information.

Spring 2018
Fall 2018

Countdown to Chicago Pre-Arrival Communications

Prior to the start of the academic term, OIS sends a series of email communications to incoming international students. These Countdown to Chicago emails highlight a variety of topics, including New International Student Orientation, registering for classes, housing in Chicago, and more. Browse the current Countdown to Chicago emails below and check back weekly as new emails are posted.

Spring 2018 Countdown to Chicago Emails

New International Student Orientation
Applying for Your Student Visa
First Friends
Housing in Chicago
Understanding Your Student Account & Health Insurance
What to Pack
Registering for Class
Welcome to Chicago

Additional Arrival Resources

Welcome Videos
UIC International Student Resource Guide
Immigration Check-In
First Friends Program