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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 an 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 notify the ISO in advance if you cannot attend.

Orientation Handouts
The following handouts will be available at orientation.

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 27, 3pm
333 West 23rd Street, SVA Theatre

International Graduate Student Orientation
Thursday August 30, 2pm
Mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 graduate students.
333 West 23rd Street, SVA Theatre




SVA’s Regional Representatives Meeting

SVA’s Regional Representatives Meeting
For new international students from Brazil, Latin America, China & India ONLY.
Monday August 27, 4pm
333 West 23rd Street, SVA Theatre

Students from China will be meeting in the Silas theater. Students from Brazil, Latin America and India will be meeting in the Beatrice theater.

Exchange Student Meeting

Exchange Student Meeting
Mandatory for all J-1 undergraduate exchange students
Wednesday August 29, 10 – 11:30am  
136 West 21st Street, Room 418F



International Student Panel Discussion

International Student Panel Discussion 
Thursday August 30, 10 – 11am
217 East 23rd Street, Student Center

 

Adjustment Skills Workshop: Cultural Adjustment & Useful Tips for International Students

Adjustment Skills and Workshop for International Students
Thursday August 30, 11am - 1pm
217 East 23rd 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.  All students and their families are welcome.

International Graduate Student Q&A with Current Students

International Graduate Student Q&A with Current Students
Thursday August 30, 3:30pm
333 West 23rd Street, SVA Theatre

Health Insurance Information Session

Health Insurance Information Session
For international students.
Friday August 31, 11am – 12pm
209 East 23rd Street, Room 311, Amphitheater

Critique Workshop - international graduate students ONLY

Critique Workshop - international graduate students ONLY
Friday August 31, 1-4pm
136 West 21st Street Room 418F

International Student Profile

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