Pre-Arrival Information

Before you make your travel plans to come to the United States, find out when your orientation program will begin. There are several different orientation programs; check our International Student Orientation page for more information.

You will receive additional information from the Admissions Office, the undergraduate Orientation Office, your Graduate School and/or your Academic Department regarding orientation schedules.

When making your travel arrangements, please be aware that you cannot enter the U.S. more than 30 days before the program start date on your I-20/DS-2019.

This section of our website will help you plan for your arrival, learn how to apply for a student visa if you are outside of the U.S., and how to request a SEVIS record transfer if you are currently attending a U.S. school. You may also want to learn about the Brandeis health insurance coverage requirement before your arrival so that you will understand the plan and you will be prepared for any unexpected emergency.

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