Welcome Message from the Office of Student Affairs
Hello and welcome to the UAC! We are a unique, diverse campus serving students from around the world. The Office of Student Affairs maintains a commitment to inclusion and we strive to ensure that all UAC students have a positive, fulfilling experience both here in Songdo and upon arrival in Salt Lake City. In addition to our numerous student groups and programs, the UAC is proud to provide support and opportunities especially for international students. We look forward to seeing you on campus!
International Student Orientation
Prior to New Student Orientation which is open to all students, International Student Orientation caters specifically to newly-arrived international students to help you settle into your new home. This orientation provides important information about your visa, the Korean health insurance system, getting a work permit, and more. After a delicious lunch at a local Korean restaurant, we take a tour of Songdo to show you some local highlights and give you an introduction to the public transit system. ISO is a great opportunity to meet other international students and get to know Songdo.
For the Spring 2019 semester, International Student Orientation will be held on Thursday, February 21st.
A few weeks into the semester, Student Affairs staff will also arrange for all international students to travel to the immigration office together to apply for the Alien Registration Card, which is essential to maintaining legal status in Korea. Staff will set an appointment and arrange for transportation.
International Student Buddy Program
The ISB program matches interested international students with domestic students who are enthusiastic about sharing Korean culture and local expertise. Domestic Buddies help out newly-arrived international students by showing them around campus, helping them get settled into housing, even teaching them how to use Korean laundry machines! Buddy pairs also plan karaoke hours, movie nights, sightseeing trips, and lots of other activities. Your Buddy is a great resource to help you get to know the UAC, Songdo, and Korea! Participation in the ISB program is optional. All admitted international students will receive a registration form after they have paid their initial deposit. Complete and submit the registration form if you are interested in being paired with a Korean student.