International Student Pre-Arrival Guide


Hello! Welcome the ETSU International Student Pre-Arrival Guide.

Please take special care to go through all of the information provided in each of the sections of this guide. There is very important and necessary information contained in each section. Each of the eight (8) sections can be accessed under the Table of Contents below. Read and complete every section.

We have made every effort to make the transition to studying in the United States as comfortable and smooth as possible. However, careful attention to the details we provide you in this guide is the only way you will make a successful start to your academic career here at ETSU.

If at any point you have questions or difficulty in completing these modules, please e-mail the Office of International Programs & Services (IPS) at  or call 001-423-439-7737.


Table of Contents

  1. Immigration
  2. Immunizations and Health Insurance
  3. Housing and Meal Plans
  4. Academics
  5. Travel to the U.S.
  6. Employment Information
  7. Student Organizations
  8. Miscellaneous