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!

Fall 2021 Semester

July 27th – Fall 2021 Pre-Departure & Visa Process Webinar
July 12th – Fall Forum for International Students
May 27th – Fall Forum for International Students
May 18th – International Student Visa Entry Process
April 28th – International Student Visa Entry Process
April 13th – Fall 2021 Updates + Working With The Career Center
March 26th – Preparing For Fall 2021 + Cost of Living


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 view and download the Fall 2021 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!


Information Session Presentations:

Access all previous information sessions for current students below.

Fall 2021 Semester

September 3rd – Fall 2021 Continuing Student Town Hall


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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