Center for Academic & Global Engagement International Student Services

International Student Orientation

The International Student Orientation is mandatory for all new undergraduate and graduate international students at University of South Dakota. Orientation allows international students to become better acquainted with the University of South Dakota, the Center for Academic & Global Engagement, as well as other international students. During Orientation, students will receive information about living and studying here, as well as valuable information about maintaining their non-immigrant legal status. 

Expect to:

  • Become familiar with USD and the Vermillion Community
  • Learn about important academic issues
  • Access necessary campus resources
  • Learn about immigration regulations
  • Learn about health insurance
  • Learn about employment in the U.S.
  • Meet other new and returning USD students
  • Experience new cultures
  • Get acquainted with the the Center

Participating orientation is mandatory, and if you have and questions or concerns regarding your participation, please contact the Center  at isso@usd.edu or (605) 677-6338.