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Getting Started

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International students and scholars face many challenges when beginning their studies in a new country. The Global Education Office staff offers assistance, guidance and support as they adjust to a different culture and pursue their educational goals.

International Student Orientation

Virtual International Student Orientation is now available online. New modules will be posted weekly throughout the summer. Please check back regularly and bookmark this page for quick access to updated videos.

The online orientation will provide incoming international students with information about:

  • local housing options, health insurance, banking and other essential needs
  • resources and practices to help you do well in your classes
  • opportunities for getting to know your classmates and professors, making new friends and exploring Richmond and the region

View the ISO Modules


Module Schedule

Posting Week Module
June 29-July 3
  • Module 1: Getting Started
  • Module 2: Student Health & Health Insurance
July 13-17
  • Module 3: Academic Integrity
  • Module 4: Campus Safety
July 27-31
  • Module 5: Things to do at VCU!
  • Module 6: Immigration

NOTE: New international students MUST complete all modules by Friday, July 31.  Students should plan to arrive on campus by August 1.

For more information, contact Nichole Dorton at

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