If you have not been admitted to Indiana University Southeast, please visit the Office of Admissions to learn more about the admission process.
In a short time, you will begin your studies at Indiana University Southeast – we look forward to meeting you. We suggest that you take the following steps to prepare for your journey to the United States.
Arrange for Housing: If you wish to live on campus, you must submit a housing application. Learn more about on-campus housing, rates, the application process, and more.
Apply for a Visa: Visa procedures vary from country to country, so contact your local US embassy or consulate to learn the steps you need to take and the documents you will need to provide. Items often required are:
Collect Important Documents: When you come to the United States, you should bring important documents that relate to your academic, medical, and legal history, as well as those of any accompanying family members. These can include the following:
Upon arrival in the United States, a US Immigration Officer will ask you to present your passport, visa, I-20, I-94, and financial support documents. The officer will also ask you about your plans in the United States and then direct you to Customs Services for inspection of your baggage.
Travel to Campus: It will take about 20 minutes (by car) to get from the Louisville International Airport to IU Southeast. Airport pickups can be arranged with the Office of Admissions – please contact us by e-mail with your flight information if you wish to be picked up at the airport. You can learn about other transportation options at the airport.
Finance Your Arrival: You should have from $1000 to $1500 available to meet immediate expenses during your first week or two at IU Southeast. Such expenses include some or all of the following: temporary housing, transportation, meals, books and supplies, household items and clothing
Do not carry large sums of cash. Instead, you should bring traveler’s checks, which can be cashed when needed and easily replaced if lost or stolen. You can wire additional funds to the United States later.
Learn About Mandatory Health Insurance: Medical expenses are high in the United States. Enrolling in IU’s mandatory insurance program offers affordable protection against such expenses. It also satisfies part of your legal obligation as a non-immigrant visa holder to meet all medical expenses (and those of any accompanying dependents) while in the United States.
Indiana University enrolls all international students in an insurance plan that provides the required coverage. If you have insurance that meets or exceeds the coverage of this plan, you will qualify for an insurance waiver. Learn more about IU Southeast’s insurance requirements.