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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 notify 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 and J-1 exchange students
Monday August 29, 3:00pm
333 West 23rd Street, SVA Theatre

International Graduate Student Orientation
Mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 graduate students
Thursday September 1, 3:00pm-4:30pm
333 West 23rd Street, SVA Theatre


SVA's Regional Representatives Meeting

SVA's Regional Representatives Meeting
Monday August 29, 2016, 4:00pm
For new international students from Latin America, China & India ONLY.
333 West 23rd Street, SVA Theatre

Exchange Student Meeting

Exchange Student Meeting
Mandatory for all J-1 undergraduate exchange students
Wednesday August 31, 10:00am - 11:00am

136 West 21st Street, Room 418F


International Student Panel Discussion

International Student Panel Discussion
Thursday September 1, 10:00am - 11:00am
217 East 23rd Street, Student Center

Orientation Leaders share stories of their first year at SVA. 

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

Adjustment Skills and Workshop for International Students
Thursday September 1, 11:00am - 1:00pm
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.

Health Insurance Information Session

Health Insurance Information Session For international students
Friday September 2, 11:00am-12:00pm
209 East 23rd Street, Room 311, Amphitheater

 

Critique Workshop

Critique Workshop
International Graduate Students ONLY
Friday September 2, 1:00pm-5:00pm
209 East 23rd Street, Room 311, Amphitheater

International Student Profile

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