UMD: A Globally Connected University

International Scholar Orientation

International Scholar Orientation

**Currently, J-1 Orientation is being held virtually. After scholars check in on iTerp, they will receive an email inviting them to the virtual orientation.
Orientation is still being held at 10:00 a.m. every other Thursday.**

Orientation for J-1 researchers, short-term scholars, professors, interns and trainees is held every other Thursday morning from 10:00am - 12:00pm*. Attending orientation is a mandatory part of your J-1 program.  Orientation provides helpful information about your immigration status, the campus and local community, culture and resources that are available to you. 

The session will cover the immigration regulations associated with your J-1 status, including time limits, health insurance, keeping your SEVIS information current, and travel outside the United States. We will explain restrictions on your employment, and how to apply for a Social Security number.

The orientation will also introduce you to the UMD campus and to the wider Washington metropolitan area. We'll talk about how to use public transit and suggest local places of interest to visit during your time here.

Where:  1102 H.J. Patterson Hall
When: Every Other Thursday from 10:00am - 12:00pm

We look forward to meeting you at orientation.

*Orientation is held every Thursday of the year, except during Winter and Spring breaks, and during international student orientation in August and January.