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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 students and J-1 exchange students
Thursday, January 10, 2019, 4:00pm
209 E 23rd Street, Room 311, Amphitheater




SVA’s Regional Representatives Meeting

SVA’s Regional Representatives Meeting
For new international students from Brazil, Latin America, China & India ONLY.
This event takes place only at the Fall 2019 Orientation.

Exchange Student Meeting

Exchange Student Meeting
Mandatory for all J-1 undergraduate exchange students
Friday, January 11, 10:00am
24th Street Residence, 340 East 24th Street, Student Affairs Conference Room



International Student Panel Discussion

International Student Panel Discussion 
This event takes place only at the Fall 2019 Orientation.

 

Cultural Adjustment, Life in NYC, and other Useful Tips for International Students

Cultural Adjustment, Life in NYC, and other Useful Tips for International Students
Friday, January 11, 1:00pm
24th Street Residence, 340 East 24th Street, Concourse Level Media Room
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.

International Graduate Student Q&A with Current Students

International Graduate Student Q&A with Current Students
This event takes place only at the Fall 2019 Orientation.

Critique Workshop - international graduate students ONLY

Critique Workshop - international graduate students ONLY
This event takes place only at the Fall 2019 Orientation.

International Student Profile

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