CONGRATULATIONS on your admission to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. We hope that you will take a few moments to explore some of the sites we have listed below to obtain more information regarding new International Undergraduate Students, new International Graduate Students and new Exchange Students.
Fall 2021 Orientation
- August 12th - August 31st: Online International Student Orientation is available (see link below)
- Only students INSIDE the U.S. should complete online orientation
- Students should expect to spend 2.5 hours to complete the self paced orientation
Click Here To Begin the Fall 2021 Online International Student Orientation (link will be available August 12th)
- TBD: International TA Testing begins. International TA's must register for the English Language Assessment.
- TBD: Welcome Event (Missed it? Check out the slides HERE).
- August 23rd: First day of class for Spring 2021 semester
Checklist of Things to Prepare Prior to your Arrival at UNC Charlotte:
- Pay your SEVIS fee and schedule a visa interview.
- Make housing arrangements either on-campus or off-campus.
- Get your immunizations done. Bring a copy with you, in English if possible.
- Think about your required Health Insurance plan & either bring your own plan or purchase from UNC Charlotte.
- Plan for your finances and payment of tuition and fees.
- Check our Frequently Asked Questions for information on wire transfer.
- Prepare for academic advising and registration upon arrival at UNC Charlotte. Bring transcripts from your home institution if necessary.
- Consider purchasing a Meal plan
- Make your travel arrangements to arrive to the U.S. NO earlier than 30 days from the start date on your I-20.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
And, read our Resources section below to help you prepare and arrive on campus!
We look forward to meeting you!
Tarek Elshayeb, Director - PDSO
Denise Medeiros, Associate Director - DSO
Amy Mabery, Interim Assistant Director - DSO
Kadija Alkusaimi, International Student Advisor - DSO
Chau Tran, SEVIS Coordinator - DSO
Dillon Clausner, International Student Advisor - DSO
- International Student Handbook
- Printable Academic Calendar
- Payment Policy
- Important Immunization Instructions for International Students
- Health Insurance
- Video: ISSO Check-in Video - Maintaining Legal Status
- Enhancing Your English Language Proficiency
- Enhancing Your Academic Writing in English
- Overview of U.S. health care system
- UNC Charlotte Interactive Campus Map
- On-campus housing
- Off-Campus housing
- On Campus Dining
- On and Off Campus Transportation Guide
- Auxiliary Services Guide
- Uptown Trip Info
- Near by Hotels
- What to Pack
- PPT: ISSO Services, important immigration and employment information
- PPT: Adjusting to a U.S. classroom
- PPT: Exchange Student Meeting
- PPT: On-Campus Employment: Tips and Suggestions for International Students
- PPT: My UNC Charlotte Online Demo
- PPT: Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
- Video: Mental Health Awareness for International Students
- Video: Study Abroad - Culture Shock
- Video: Consent - It's as Simple as Tea
- Video: About ISSO at UNC Charlotte
- Video: Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Presentation