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 check back in March 2020 for NISSO Fall 2020 registration information.

International Student Guide
This handbook was designed by NISSO Leaders and includes advice on how to prepare for your experience as an international student and what to look forward to!

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

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

CFIS Host Family Program for Pitzer College Exchange Students
The CFIS Host Family Program is a 5-night temporary host family program available to Pitzer College exchange students.

Orientation (NISSO) Leaders
Meet our 2019-2020 NISSO Leaders!

Bed Sheets and Linens
Review your options and consider ordering your bed sheets prior to your arrival.