The International Student Office assists international students in becoming familiar with the Villanova community, policies and U.S. government regulations that will govern their status here in the United States. The office sponsors a variety of social and cultural programs in conjunction with other Villanova organizations and local area universities and colleges. Each Fall semester in conjunction with the Office of University Admission the office holds an orientation session geared towards the concerns of incoming international freshmen.
Incoming international freshmen are strongly advised to plan to attend this program. Examples of topics covered during theorientation program include: the necessity to provide updated addresses and health insurance, how to maintain proper legal status during your academic career at Villanova, and regulations regarding employment. NOTE: Villanova University requires that all full-time students have health insurance.
All new international students to Villanova are required to check in with the International Student Services Office upon arrival at Villanova. This office, with the Registrar’s Office, is responsible to ensure that all international students are registered with the Department of Homeland Security each semester. The International Student Service Office is located in the Connelly Center, second floor (610-519-4095 or 610-519-8017).