Center for International Education - International Students and Scholar Services
Holloway Hall

Travel, Arrival, and Orientation

Arrival

Make sure you inform the International Student Services office of your arrival. We will gladly arrange for transportation from the local airport (Ocean City - Wicomico County Regional Airport) or the local bus station.

travle photo - cookoutHave the following phone numbers with you:

Agata Liszkowska, International Student Advisor
(410) 677-5495

International Admissions
(410) 543-6161

You are expected to arrive at Salisbury University no later than the "report date" indicated on your I-20/DS-2019. There are important activities taking place before the academic year starts (such as the mandatory orientation) in which you will participate.

U.S. consulates and embassies will usually issue the F-1 visa as much as 120 days before the "report date."

Unlike F students, J exchange visitors are not subject to the 120-day limit on how long before their program begin date they may apply for a J visa. However, like F students, new exchange visitors may not enter the United States sooner than 30 days before their program begin date.

If you must arrive later than the report date on your I-20/DS-2019, contact us immediately.


Orientation

oreintation photo - students sitting and talkingAt the beginning of the semester all students are required to attend a mandatory orientation program. This program will provide an opportunity for you to meet other international students and the International Student Advisor.

This is when we introduce and discuss the immigration regulations international students must know. We will also discuss such topics as employment, the US education system, how to obtain your US social security number, hints on settling into a new culture, as well as answer any of your questions. At the conclusion of this program, we will provide a guided tour of campus and an opportunity to go shopping in local stores.