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International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is your opportunity to meet other international students and find out more about Saint Louis University. 

You’ll learn about the requirements for maintaining your visa, take required placement exams, enroll in classes and meet new friends. We’ll help you sign up for a cell phone, open a bank account, and bring you to the store to get essential items for your first few weeks on campus. You'll also register with the Office of International Services so we can assist you during your stay.

Every international student should plan to attend SLU’s international orientation, even if you’ve studied in the United States before. Every school has different policies and resources, and it is important to know what is expected of you at SLU.

2020 Orientation Dates

For international students beginning their studies in August 2020, airport pickups and international student orientation are still being finalized, but will be updated here as soon as they are. Fall semester classes begin August 26. For more information regarding arrival and orientation, please check out our International Orientation Pre-Arrival Guide.


Depending on the program that you will be entering, various placement tests may be required of you before or during orientation. 

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