Studying at a new school, in a new educational
system, in a new community. Living away from close family
and loved ones. Learning about new laws and rules to follow.
Speaking a new language. All of these events can be exhausting,
stressful, and exciting.
is the place to gain a level of comfort. It is the key to
your success at Lewis and in adjusting to life in the United States
while you are studying here. The International Students
& Scholars Office provides a two day "International Student
Orientation" program to address the specific needs of international
students. All new and transfer, undergraduate and graduate international
students are required to attend.
is a place to practice your English, learn your way around campus,
learn about the U.S. academic system including what is expected
of students, research resources, class participation, meeting
with your advisor, and student services. It is also a place
where you can register for classes, get a free lunch, and meet
International Student Orientation will also provide information
on health care and insurance in the U.S., on and off campus housing,
obtaining a Social Security Card, and information on some practical
maters concerning life in Romeoville or in the U.S. in general.
can also get help finding your way through the maze of paperwork,
and find out about American culture, about U.S. immigration rules
and benefits, and meet your international student advisor.
comfortably and casually, feel free to ask questions and plan
to be on campus all day. Please refer to the cover letter and
flyer you received with your I-20 or IAP-66 for the specific time
and location for Orientation.
look forward to seeing you at orientation. It is mandatory
for a reason. That reason is that we want to make your stay
in the United States, and your academic objectives at Lewis University
Orientation is key to your success. You can learn about
housing, transportation, shopping, as well as valuable resources
here. You can also learn how you can get involved in student
groups and activities.
will help you make a smooth adjustment to American culture and
get the information you need for successful academic achievement.
is also a great place to make new friends!