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Pre Arrival Information


Becoming an International Student or Exchange Visitor in the U.S.

Overview of the process of applying for entry to the United States as a student or exchange visitor and guidance on what to expect upon arrival in the U.S.

SEVIS I-901 Fee

Information on the SEVIS Fee, required to be paid by F and J visa applicants prior to their visa interview

10 Points to Remember When Applying for a Visa (PDF)

Pre-Departure Information

Information on topics such as what documents to bring and planning your travel to the U.S.

Pre-departure Orientation for Chinese Students

Though designed for people in China who have been admitted to a U.S. university, this resource may be a useful tool for all first-time as well as returning visitors.

Your First Days at Brown University (PDF)

A checklist to help new international students and scholars navigate the first few days on campus