Arrival Program Information

IPS offers a mandatory Arrival Program that provides a complete overview of the U.S. immigration regulations that must be followed for an F-1 international student to remain legally in the U.S.  In addition, the Program provides supplemental information to assist international students with their transition to SJSU. The Arrival Program covers topics such as how to correctly transfer immigration status from another U.S. institution to SJSU and immigration regulations pertaining to both transfer students as well as students who have just arrived in the U.S.

Mandatory International Student Arrival Program

The ARRIVAL program for international students was held in January 2014. If you did not attend that program, please check in with the IPS Office immediately.

The Fall 2014 ARRIVAL program will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Please bring your passport and I-20 with you to the program to complete your required immigration check-in. Visit menu of resources for international freshmen for additional resources

Preparing for the Arrival Program

We recommend that all new students* check the following topics, prepare their questions and try to get some things done before the Arrival Program. Print out the To-Do List (pdf), go over the things you can do now and record important dates to remember.

Academic Advising

Whether you have a major or you are undeclared or unsure, you should meet with an academic/department advisor.

Registration & Holds

How to register, schedule and deadlines, and what you need to know about holds.

Tips for Settling In

Getting a student ID card, banking info, and how to obtain a driver’s license and/or an ID card.

Medical Insurance

International students are required to maintain adequate health insurance throughout the duration of their studies at the University. Health plans must be approved by the International Programs and Services Office. The University offers comprehensive low cost insurance through Anthem Blue Cross.