Congratulations on your admission!

The Office of International Education (OIE) serves as a resource and advocate for the large and diverse population of international students and scholars at Georgia Tech. As you prepare for your arrival, we encourage you to explore the comprehensive resources on this webpage. We look forward to welcoming you to campus and supporting you throughout your Jacket’s journey.


Initial I-20/DS-2019

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Steps to obtain your Georgia Tech I-20 or DS-2019.

Applying for F-1/J-1 visa

Visa

After receiving the I-20/DS-2019, the next step is to apply for the U.S. visa.

Welcome Series Events

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Check out the International Student Orientation schedule and resources.

Check-in

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How to complete the required online check-in process in iStart.

New Student Checklist

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Follow the New International Student Checklist to help prepare for your arrival.

Introduction to GT & Atlanta

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Learn more about Georgia Tech and the vibrant city of Atlanta.

Housing

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Apply for GT housing or explore off-campus housing options.

Arrival

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Arriving to the U.S. and getting to campus.

Transportation

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Explore how to get around campus and the city.

BuzzCard

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How to obtain your official ID card that is your key to buildings, meals and purchases.

Health Insurance and Services

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Learn about the health insurance plan and the variety of health services available on campus.

Campus Compass

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A comprehensive guide to settling in, including shopping, banks, driver's license, and safety tips.

Financial Resources

Financial Resources

Learn about financial planning tips, budgeting, and opening a bank account.

On-Campus Employment

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How to find on-campus employment, go through the onboarding process and apply for a U.S. social security number.

Wellness Resources

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Find resources to take care of your wellbeing and connect with student organizations and activities.

Getting to Know the U.S.

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Resources to help your preparation and transition to the U.S.