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International Student Pre-Orientation


Instructions for Obtaining Undergraduate Immigration Documentation

International students requiring a visa status to study in the U.S. will find the Office of Visa and Immigration Services (OVIS) to be of critical importance in addressing concerns or questions related to your immigration status.

Links to Important Information for International Students

The following are links to important information for international students preparing to attend Dartmouth.  We hope these links will answer your most critical questions while you are still in your home country, and once you arrive in Hanover.  You will receive more detailed information after you arrive.  Feel free to write, e-mail, or fax us at International Student Advising with any questions.  Once you are on campus, we can help you further with academic issues, personal and social adjustment, cultural opportunities, and programming information.

After Your Arrival

Additional Resources

International Student Mentors

The International Student Mentor program provides friendship and assistance to new international undergraduates during the fall and winter term of the first academic year. All incoming international students are matched with a returning student as part of the International Student Mentor Program (Students who do not wish to participate may opt-out by contacting the Assistant Dean and Advisor to International Students). 

International Friendship Family Program

The International Student Programs Office sponsors the International Friendship Family Program, which matches students with host families in the Upper Valley.  Friendship Families can be a valuable resource as students adjust to college life and American culture.  Visit the link above to learn more about the program and how to sign up for it by submitting the request form available on the link.

We look forward to meeting you in Hanover!

Last Updated: 12/20/17