Student Communications


 Newly Admitted Students

 Congratulations on your admission and welcome to UMBC! The ISSS Team is excited to welcome you to our community of inquiring minds. Here you will find resources for newly admitted students as well as an archive of all new student communications, webinars and webinar recordings.

Upcoming Admitted Student Webinars:

Join ISSS webinars to learn about UMBC and speak directly with advisors and current international students. Links below to join!

January 25th: Spring 2023 International Student Orientation: Part 1 (Mandatory)

– Time: 9:00am ET                      – Link to join: Click here

January 27th: Spring 2023 International Student Orientation: Part 2 (Mandatory)

– Time: 9:00am ET                      – Link to join: Click here

Past Webinar and Information Session Presentations:

Missed a session or want to review the information? Download slides and recordings below:

Spring 2023 Pre-Departure Orientation:

December 12th: Finding a Graduate Assistantship: Admitted International Students

December 5th: Info Session: Budgeting, Cost of Living, Transit and Student Resources

November 10 – Parent and Family Info Session

November 2 – Admitted Student Info Session: Visa Interview Preparation

October 26th International Graduate Student Info Session (Admission, Registration and Info for International Students)


Admitted Student Newsletter:

Missed our last email? You can find previous emails on requesting an I-20, campus resources and other international student specific information below.

International Student Arrival Guide:

Get ready for your journey to the US and prepare for your first weeks at UMBC! This guide shares what you need to know about arriving and settling in on campus. From useful resources, campus contacts to packing lists and where to buy necessities once you’re in the US; this guide has everything you’ll need!

Click here to download the latest version of the International Student Arrival Guide



Current Students

Have you been studying at UMBC for one semester or more? Keep up with information sessions and communications from ISSS here. Don’t forget to maintain your F-1 status!


Access all previous information sessions for current students below.

Fall 2022 Semester

September 2nd – Fall 2022 Continuing Student Town Hall

Spring 2022 Semester

International Student Career Conference: All Session Recordings
  • Review of Visa Options from an Accomplished Immigration Attorney
  • Job Search Tips from International Alumni Working in the U.S.
  • Tips from Employers on How to Stand Out as a Candidate
  • How to Negotiate Job Offers

Current Student Newsletter:

Missed our last newsletter or email from ISSS? You can find previous emails below.


Become a part of our global community! 

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