Admitted International Students/Pre-Arrival Information
Congratulations on being admitted to Youngstown State University! Below you will find information that will assist you as you prepare to leave your country and arrive in Youngstown to begin your academic life at YSU. Everyone at the International Programs Office is looking forward to welcoming you to campus.
International Orientation will be held August 15-18, 2017 and is mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 students and is designed to welcome students to YSU and help make your transition to campus as smooth and successful as possible. During the orientation program, we will be presenting key information on immigration matters, health insurance, campus resources and more. If necessary, you will take your placement tests and all students will register for classes.
Register for International Orientation here: http://bit.ly/YSUfall2017
Students MUST reserve airport pick-up in advance. Register for airport pick-up and orientation here: http://bit.ly/YSUfall2017.
Please refer to Airport Pick-up and Transportation for more information about the free pick-up or if you are arriving on other dates.
It is mandatory that you either provide proof that you have had a recent negative TB (tuberculosis) test or that you have a test once you arrive at Youngstown State University.
It is recommended, but not mandatory, that you get vaccinations for:
- MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
- T dp (Tetanus and diphtheria)
- Hepatitis B series
- Chicken pox vaccine
TUITION & FEES:
Tuition and fees are calculated after you are registered for classes. Upon registration, an invoice will be sent to your YSU email account. You will be responsible for paying that invoice soon after receipt. The preferred method of payment by YSU is via an international wire transfer. YSU uses “Flywire” for this process. This way, students will not need to travel with a check. Information on flywire can be found on the YSU Bursar’s website.
At orientation, you will be given information about the different banking options in the area.
- Preparing for Travel to the US
- Entering the US
- Airport pick-up/Transportation
- Obtaining a U.S. Visa
- Housing/Temporary Housing
- Living in Youngstown
- Express Mailing
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