International Students

Welcome to Arizona! We’re thrilled that you decided to become part of the Wildcat family. You play an integral role in creating a globally connected campus and we are honored to have you here.

As a new international student, you will attend a two-day orientation program: Global orientation will be on the first day followed by the University of Arizona orientation on the second day.

Day 1: Global Orientation

During the Global Orientation program, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with International Student Services (ISS) - a hub of information and assistance related to your educational, personal and professional success. Consider them your support, your center for important resources and your advocate.

In addition, Global Orientation will walk you through immigration requirements, cultural adjustment and the international student experience at the University of Arizona.

Head to the Next Steps Center to sign up for your Global Orientation session and complete all of the tasks on your pre-orientation checklist.

Day 2: University of Arizona Orientation

Once you’ve completed Global Orientation, you’ll attend the University of Arizona orientation experience. You’ll join virtual sessions (some mandatory, some optional) live Q&A chats and drop-in sessions that cover everything from student organizations and meal plans to academic advising. You will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives from your specific academic program, learn more about your Academic Unit and major, and register for classes.

Important Resources

It’s our goal to make sure you have the support and resources you need for a successful transition to becoming a Wildcat. These resources will help you get started and succeed as an international student at the University of Arizona.

International Student Checklist

  • Set up your NetID and password.
    Create your Net ID and password by logging into the Next Steps Center. You’ll need to use the student ID number and PIN provided to you in your admission letter. (You will also need to set up your personal device with NetID+ / Duo Mobile).
  • Complete your pre-orientation tasks.

    Log in to the Next Steps Center to:

    • Pay the enrollment fee
    • Sign up for your orientation sessions
    • Complete placements
    • Upload immunization records 
    • Send final transcripts
    • Complete the Countdown to Orientation module (available 2 weeks before orientation day!)
  • Attend Orientation
    International students are required to attend two (2) student orientation programs: Global Orientation and your orientation with the University of Arizona. During the Global Orientation program, you will learn about immigration requirements, cultural adjustment, and the international student experience.  Your University of Arizona Orientation is where you'll meet with advising staff, get your class schedule, learn all about life as a Wildcat, and meet your new classmates.  This orientation experience includes a mix of mandatory virtual sessions, optional live chats and drop-ins.
  • Check out Campus Connection sessions (optional)
    Before the semester starts, watch these informative sessions that address questions about your transition to the university.