Each year, we welcome students from around the world, including freshmen, transfer, graduate, second degree and exchange students. Our international students bring a unique perspective to campus, which is valued by students, faculty and staff.
We assist prospective international students with the application process and newly accepted students with all pre-arrival steps including travel documentation, applying for a visa, getting to Newport, housing and things to bring. We also host a weeklong international student orientation that helps make the transition to life at Salve Regina as smooth as possible.
Below are some action items to complete before you leave home.
- Get your passport and visa.
- Arrange transportation to Newport for Orientation. There is a one-time shuttle reservation from Boston.
- Register for both International Student Orientation and Salve Regina's new student Orientation.
- Passport with visa (most students have an F-1 or J-1 visa).
- Salve Regina I-20 (F-1 students) or DS-2019 (J-1 students). If you do not have F or J status, bring documents that confirm your immigration status.
- TOEFL or IELTS scores, SAT, ACT, GRE or GMAT scores and original transcripts in English from previous schools as applicable.
- Proof of financial support and SEVIS fee receipt if appropriate.
- If necessary, bring an international driver's license and English translations of marriage and birth certificates.
Health Services Checklist
- Send in health history/physical/immunization form by the due date to the address on the form.
- Optional: Make arrangements to get meningococcal, Hepatitis B, varicella, DTaP and/or HPV immunizations before coming to campus. Bring or send copy of updated immunization records to Salve Regina.
- Enroll in the insurance plans by Aug. 1. Review both the accident and health policies that you will receive in the mail.
- Put together a basic health care kit to take to school. See suggested list at the Mayo Clinic Website.
- Make copies of prescriptions (medications, eye glasses/contacts) to bring with you.
- Bring a month's supply and a doctor's prescription for any medication that you take regularly.
- If applicable, find health care providers in the area that will provide care for special health care needs (allergy shots, mental health, physical therapy, etc.).
- Make a dental appointment to have teeth cleaned one more time at home. These are not covered by medical insurance and are very expensive in the U.S.; the cost will probably be far less in your country. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, bring an extra pair in case of loss or accidental breakage.