The University of San Francisco: International Student and Scholar Services
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New Exchange Students

Welcome to the University of San Francisco.  The International Student and Scholar Services office staff are happy that you have selected USF to pursue your education.  One role of the ISSS office is to assist international students and scholars so they can obtain the best possible experience from their stay at USF.

As a short term Exchange Student at USF you will be associated with one of the USF colleges (i.e. the School of Management, the College of Arts and Sciences, etc.).  You will receive academic advising through your college or academic department, but for immigration related questions, please contact the ISSS office.

If you have questions regarding how to obtain a student visa, how to pay the SEVIS fee, housing, health insurance, what to bring to the United States,and more, visit the new student Pre-Arrival pages.

International Student Orientation: After you have had a chance to read through the Pre-Arrvial information online, be sure to read more about the International Student Orientation (ISO) program.  ISO is a chance for your to meet new people and learn more about San Francisco and USF.  Attendance at ISO is mandatory for all new international students to USF.  Please plan your trip accordingly so that you arrive in San Francisco before orientation begins. We look forward to seeing you at orientation!