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International Student Orientation

Each term, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provide an in-depth International Student Orientation program to international students who are just beginning their studies at Portland State. To find upcoming International Student Orientation dates, please click the side-bar option for Upcoming Orientation Dates. To register for an upcoming Orientation, please click on your visa type (F-1 Students or J-1 Students).

The program includes presentations on F-1 and J-1 immigration regulations, cultural adjustment, resources both on and off campus, and practical information on topics such as paying fees.  International students are expected to register for courses prior to our international student orientation.

Throughout the term, students have the opportunity to learn more about PSU and Portland by attending our workshops, presentations and trips.  Recent presentations have covered topics such as: resume and career preparation, accent reduction, being a successful student in your first term, citations and paper writing.

If you have any questions about International Student Orientation, please email the International Student Life Team at at

If you have admissions related questions please email International Admissions at

View the 2013-2014 International Student Handbook.

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