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International Student Orientation
All students are invited by the Office of Student Affairs to attend the general orientation program.  The full schedule is available at www.sva.edu/orientation.

The International Student Office (ISO) hosts several programs specifically for international students. These programs are designed to inform you of your rights and responsibilities as a F-1 student or J-1 exchange visitor in the United States and assist with your transition to SVA. Attendance is mandatory where noted. Please contact the ISO in advance if you cannot attend.

Orientation Handouts
Please download from the right of this page:

Banking Information
Social Security Number Application Guidelines
Driver License or NY State ID Card Application Guidelines

International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation
Mandatory for all F-1 undergraduate students
Monday, August 25, 2014, 3:00pm-4:00pm
333 West 23 Street, SVA Theatre

Mandatory for all F-1 graduate students
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 3:00pm-4:30pm
333 West 23 Street, SVA Theatre

Exchange Student Meeting

Exchange Student Meeting
Mandatory for all J-1 undergraduate exchange students
Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 10:00am-11:00am
136 West 21 Street, Room 418F

International Student Panel Discussion, Adjustment Skills & Workshop

International Student Panel Discussion
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 10:00am-11:00pm
217 East 23 Street, Student Center

Adjustment Skills & Workshop for International Students
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 11:00am-1:00pm
217 East 23 Street, Student Center

Learn about the basic steps for settling in: health insurance, banking & money matters, shopping for essentials and cell phone service, searching for housing, and the culture shock and adjustment process will be discussed.

Health Insurance Information Session

Health Insurance Information Session
Friday, August 29, 2014, 11:00am-12:00pm

209 East 23 Street, Room 311, Amphitheater


International Student Profile

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