Orientation for International Students

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Orientation is mandatory for all new international students, and you'll have the opportunity to get your questions answered, find information and resources, and make sure you're all set to begin attending your classes. 

If you are a new international student, use the International Student Portal to reserve a seat for orientation, then choose your campus location and date. 

During on-campus orientation, you will: 

  • Meet other international students
  • Meet Kirkwood staff and faculty and ask any questions you have
  • Get an overview of Kirkwood Community College
  • Learn to use My Hub
  • Learn about taking placement tests
  • Get information about paying tuition
  • Learn how to buy your books and get your EagleCard
  • Find where to get help at Kirkwood
  • Cover immigration rules, regulations & health insurance requirements
  • Have the opportunity to win t-shirts, prizes, and much more!
Tejas Mallela

“It's not like a typical community college. They have a lot of facilities that you would find at a 4-year school. Plus, the class sizes are small, the quality of class is high, and the cost is low.”

Tejas Mallela,


Global Learning

Phone: 319-398-5579
Email: international@kirkwood.edu
On campus: 1154 Linn Hall