International Admissions - The University of Iowa

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Preparing to Live in the United States

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Iowa! Now that you have been admitted, it's time to take the next steps toward preparing to live in the United States.

Making International Travel Arrangements

Arrangements to Complete Before You Travel

Upon Arrival in Iowa City

  • Check In with ISSS
    The office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) should be one of your first stops once you get to campus.
  • Temporary Housing Options
    Places to stay if you arrive before your housing contract or lease begins.
  • Orientation for International Students
    All students are required to attend Orientation. Learn more on this ISSS website about orientation, academic advising, an immunization clinic, and the Life in Iowa program.
  • Course Registration Process
    All new international students must attend the ISSS Orientation before registering for classes.
  • Online Campus Maps
    The Building Locator Maps will help you find your way around once you arrive.