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International Student Arrival

Welcome to the University of Dayton!

Transitioning to the United States from your home country can be both exciting and challenging. We’re here to help make the process go as easily as possible for you and your families. 

This website is divided into the following sections:

  • Accommodations. Learn about on and off campus housing options.
  • Transportation & Shopping. Find out which airports serve Dayton, register for transportation options from Dayton International Airport to campus, and how to buy a cellphone, establish a bank account, and more.
  • Important Dates. Schedule of important activities and events.
  • Health Requirements. Students must submit proof of immunization and purchase health insurance that meets university guidelines.
  • Immigration. How to obtain a visa, prepare for inspection at the port--of-entry, and relevant immigration regulations.
  • Bridges, IEP Placement Testing, and IEP Orientation. Learn about these required orientation programs.
  • Checklist. Having trouble remembering what all needs to be done? Use our checklist!

Contact International Student and Scholar Services at for additional assistance.


Center for International Programs

Rike Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1701
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