International student information

Students from more than 100 countries attend SCAD to take advantage of the unique learning environment offered. Full-time advisers assist with the transition of international students into American culture and the college environment.

Orientation for new international students takes place at the beginning of each quarter and is coordinated by international student services office advisers, who address questions concerning academics, university life, cross-cultural issues, employment, health care, housing, safety, immigration, insurance, scholarships, taxes, travel and personal matters. The advisers inform international students about upcoming events and changes in immigration or visa-related regulations.

SCAD Cultural and Academic Preparation Program

SCAD CAPP gives new international students an early start on settling into their new home away from home in the United States and at SCAD. Whether studying in Atlanta or Savannah, international students receive four weeks of instruction to prepare for the ESL placement test, become familiar with the university, and cover important topics such as transportation, banking and more.

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International Student Services Office

ISSO staff address questions concerning academics, university life, cross-cultural issues, employment, health care, housing, safety, immigration, insurance, scholarships, taxes, travel and personal matters.

SCAD Culture, Language and Academic Support Site

The SCAD Culture, Language and Academic Support Site offers virtual extra help sessions and academic and cultural support to international students who have been accepted or are enrolled at SCAD. Students can access SCAD CLASS through Blackboard.

Health care for international students

Health care in the United States is largely a private industry. In contrast to the governments of many other countries, the U.S. government does not provide free, universal medical coverage to its citizens which is why SCAD ensures that all international students have the best possible insurance coverage through UnitedHealthcare student insurance.

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Contact

Savannah
Norris Hall
548 E. Broughton St.
Savannah, GA 31401-3146 USA
912.525.7304
isso@scad.edu

Atlanta
SCAD International Student Services Office
1600 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309 USA
404.253.3104
issoatl@scad.edu