International Student and Scholar Services

New Student Information


Congratulations on your admission to the University of Missouri-St. Louis! We at the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) are looking forward to meeting you at New International Student Orientation and helping you make your adjustment to life in St. Louis. Please use the checklist below to make sure you have taken care of all necessary details before arriving in St. Louis.

Below are some links and information to help you get acquainted with the University and St. Louis.
New Student Orientation page
Information about new international student registration and orientation at UMSL.

International Visitor's Handbook
A guide to life and culture in the United States.

Arrival Information
Information regarding your arrival and immediate transportation and lodging options.

Housing Options

For more information about all of these options, including links to roommate ads, apartment listings, and temporary housing information, visit the Housing Information page.

St. Louis Information
A summary of links to introduce you to activities and entertainment available in the St. Louis area.

International Student Organizations and Activities
Get involved on campus! Be a member of an international student organization or other University student organizations.

Mandatory Health Insurance Information
Details regarding the mandatory health insurance policy at UMSL.

Shopping Shuttle
There is a weekly shopping shuttle available to take international students grocery shopping at a nearby supermarket. During orientation, the normal shopping shuttles are not in operation. You will need to use the shuttles provided by ISSS if you need to go shopping. Once classes begin, the regular Friday shuttle leaves the North Circle on Friday afternoons and returns you to your on-campus housing. Check the shuttle schedule for departure time.