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 us at one of our monthly webinars to learn about UMBC and speak directly with a ISSS Advisor and current international students. A webinar link will be sent directly to your email prior to the event date.



Webinar and Information Session Presentations:

Start your journey on the right foot with must know information about international student life at UMBC!

July 18th – Predeparture Orientation 2

June 27th – Predeparture Orientation Session 1

April 19th – International Student Visa Interview and US Entry Process

April 14th – Living Costs and Planning Expenses

April 6th – Shady Grove Admitted International Student Session

March 28th – Understanding Housing in the US

February 22nd – Preparing for Fall 2022 at UMBC


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 United States 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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