Congratulations on your admission to the University of Iowa! Now that you have been admitted, it's time to take the next steps toward preparing to live in the United States.
Preparing to Travel
- Departure Checklists
Tips to help you prepare for your trip.
- Pre-Arrival Checklist
Mandatory Online Pre-Arrival Checklist
- Making Travel Arrangements
Information about nearby airports and transportation advice.
- Arranging for Housing in Iowa City
We recommend that you make housing arrangements before arriving in the United States.
- Immunization Requirements
New international students are required to provide a medical history form and verification of several immunizations.
- Immigration Information
How to apply for your student or exchange visitor visa
- Sending your Belongings to Iowa
Save money shipping your belongings to UI Central Mail
- U.S. Customs & Border Protection Regulations
What you need to know before you travel.
Living in Iowa
- Welcome & Orientation
All students are required to attend Orientation.
- Guide to Living in Iowa City
- Temporary Housing Options
Places to stay if you arrive before your housing contract or lease begins.
- Life in Iowa Workshops
- Employment Opportunities
- Campus Maps
The Building Locator Maps will help you find your way around once you arrive.