Friday, August 22, 2014

International Student Orientation is an opportunity for all incoming international students to get acclimated to Cornell College during a calm time before New Student Orientation. International Student Orientation is mandatory for international students who are on an F-1 Visa.

This is a time for students to adjust not only to life at Cornell College, but also to completely different food, weather, time zone, and interpersonal communication styles.Other goals of orientation include helping international students become acquainted with the town of Mount Vernon, the Cornell campus, and the academic expectations of Cornell College.

Students will receive help with:

  • Opening a bank account
  • Shopping for necessary supplies
  • Introduction to immigration regulations
  • Health education and resources
  • Introduction to computer and library facilities
  • Adjustment strategies

Travel to Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids

Students need to arrive in Mount Vernon on Wednesday, August 20 or Thursday, August 21. As soon as you have confirmed your travel arrangements, please contact the Office of Intercultural Life by e-mail or by filling out the form available online. Students traveling by air should arrive at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids (CID). We will provide airport pick up from CID on August 20 and 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If your flight comes in before 8 a.m. or after 5 p.m. you will need to find your own way to campus.

If you do not arrive at CID YOU will also be responsible for finding your own way to campus. If you will be in the area before August 18 you will responsible for making your own hotel arrangements. Please refer to our listing of area hotels and lodging

International Student Information Form

All incoming international students must fill out an International Student Information Form before July 15, 2014.