Scholar Orientation

Within one week of arriving at Brandeis, please submit the International Scholar Online Check-In Form and then schedule a New Scholar Orientation appointment with Ruth Brigham at the ISSO.  All new international scholars must schedule and attend a New Scholar Orientation with the ISSO. 

To schedule a New Scholar Orientation appointment, please call the ISSO Front Desk at (781) 736-3480. 


What to Bring to Orientation


Please bring all your visa documents to orientation:

  • Passport
  • I-94 card
  • Form DS-2019 (for J-1 visa holders)
  • I-797A Approval Notice  (for H-1B visa holders)
  • Health insurance information if you are enrolled in a policy (for J-1 visa holders)
  • The same for any dependents on your visa