International Student Orientation

Image of ISO HeaderWelcome new Panthers! International Student Orientation (ISO) is designed to assist you with your transition to life in the United States and at University of Northern Iowa. ISO provides a welcoming and exciting environment to make connections with new students, current students, as well as faculty and staff. 


All ISO events, sessions, and activities are planned and coordinated to get you started as a Panther. Our goals are to help you

  • adjust to academic and social life
  • comply with government regulations and maintain your immigration status
  • learn about on- and off-campus resources and support services
  • learn how to navigate the physical environment of campus
  • become more aware of the local community and U.S. culture
  • meet new people and make friends from around the world

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) collaborates with partners across campus to accomplish these goals and provide a welcoming environment.

Upcoming Orientations

International Student Orientation (ISO) takes place during the week before the start of each fall and spring semester. For detailed information, arrival information and dates, please visit the page for your semester's orientation: