International Students & Global Nomads

International Student Orientation is mandatory for international students, exchange students, and global nomads. There are 2 parts to this orientation, both of which are required:

  • Moodle Online Pre-Orientation
  • On-campus Orientation

Schedules will be available within the next few months.

Important Dates

  • July 23-August 11, 2020 – Wooster International Immersion Seminar (WIIS)
  • August 12 and 13, 2020 – Students must arrive on either of these dates. International Student Services will provide a shuttle on the following day and time:
    • August 12, 2020 at 4:00pm from the Cleveland Hopkins Airport
    • August 13, 2020 at 9:00am from the Cleveland Hopkins Airport and the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel
    • Please note if you are making your own travel plans to campus, you must arrive before 11:00am on August 13th to ensure your attendance at International Student Orientation.
  • August 13-14, 2020 – International Student Orientation
  • August 14-15, 2020 – ARCH (Academic Registration and Creative Horizons)
  • August 16-18, 2020 – New Student Orientation (for ALL new students)
  • August 19, 2020 – Fall semester classes begin

Your family is invited to attend portions of both International Student Orientation and New Student Orientation. Family schedules will also be available within the next few months.

Before you arrive in the U.S., be sure to complete the following steps in addition to your housing application, ARCH Registration, and placement exams:

1. If you are entering the U.S. on a visa, send a scanned copy of the following documents to this email. The subject line must include your name.

  • Photo page of your passport
  • Current U.S. visa
  • Your signed I-20

2. Submit the Travel Information Form to let us know how and when you are arriving to the U.S. and to campus whether or not you require the College shuttle. 

Students will NOT be allowed to stay on campus before Wednesday, August 12. If you need to stay in Cleveland before coming to campus, the College has reserved a bank of rooms at the Sheraton Airpot Hotel. Reservation information is available here. Please complete this underage form (.pdf) required when making a reservation. 

*If you are traveling through Canada, you will need to apply for a transit visa. This applies to you even if you do not plan to leave the airport in Canada

3. Complete the Moodle Online Pre-Orientation. You will need your Wooster email and password to log in.

4. Submit the Student Health Form (.pdf) to Lori Stine.

Safe travels! We are looking forward to meeting you!