Information for New Students


Welcome, New International Students and Scholars!

International Place offers a variety of resources to new international students and scholars, beginning with New International Student and Scholar Orientation (NISSO).

We look forward to welcoming all of you to our international community, and we hope that International Place will become your home away from home!


Information for Your Arrival

Apply for a U.S. Visa
On this page, students will find helpful information to help guide them through the visa application process.

New International Student and Scholar Orientation (NISSO)
Learn all about NISSO, including important dates and information about your arrival.

NISSO Registration
Please note: Registration for NISSO is now CLOSED as of July 4, 2017.

Getting to Claremont
International Place’s complementary airport pickup service and other options for transportation from the airport to Claremont.

International Parents and Family Orientation
Parents and other accompanying family are welcome to attend our International Parent and Family Orientation.

CFIS Host Family Program for Graduate and Exchange Students
The CFIS Host Family Program is a 5-night temporary host family program available to CGU and KGI grad students, as well as Pitzer exchange students.

2017-18 Orientation Leaders
Meet the returning international students who will be welcoming you and guiding you through your first few days in Claremont.