New International Student Orientation


Welcome to Aggieland!

The purpose of the New International Student Orientation (NISO) is to provide important ONLINE information to all incoming international students on pertinent issues such as ISS services, maintaining immigration status, adjusting to life in College Station and Texas A&M University, and introducing valuable resources that will assist you in becoming successful students in your academic journey at Texas A&M University.

NISO Introduction

Getting Started

Welcome and thank you for joining our Aggie family. We are looking forward to seeing you on campus and we created this orientation for thousands of international Aggies just like you! From visa status requirement to Aggie tradition to apartment guides, this orientation has everything you need to succeed as an Aggie. Please click on the icon below for a link to a video.

Welcome to Aggieland


Virtual Campus Tour

 

Visa to Success (F-1)

Need a travel signature? Want to know more about on-campus employment? Do I have to file taxes? In this section, our advisors will have all the answers for you. This is the ultimate guide with all the essential immigration knowledge for your success at Texas A&M. Please click on the icon below for a link to a video.

F-1 Visa
Basics


Maintaining Status


Employment


Travel



Final Reminder

 

Visa to Success (J-1)

Need a travel signature? Want to know more about on-campus employment? Do I have to file taxes? In this section, our advisors will have all the answers for you. This is the ultimate guide with all the essential immigration knowledge for your success at Texas A&M. Please click on the icon below for a link to a video.

J-1 Visa
Basics


Maintaining Status

Travel


Employment


INA 212(e)

 

Health and Safety

In this section, learn about the many services available to all Texas A&M students to ensure health and safety on campus. From questions about health insurance, to questions about who to call when stressed, this section covers everything. Please click on the title below for the link to the website and the icon for a link to a video.

Health Insurance: Academic Health Plan (AHP) and ISS Health Insurance page


Student Health Services (SHS)


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)


Scams and Safety and University Police Department (UPD)

 

Campus Services

The transition to college is hard. In this section, we will learn about the various services offered by Texas A&M to make this transition easier. From departments to help you attain financial independence to departments to help you choose the right career path, we have it all. Please click on the title below for the link to the website and the icon for a link to a video. There are additional links to local resouces at the end.

Academic Success Center


Career Center

Additional TAMU Campus Resources

 

Student Life

If you can think of it, you can find a group of students to do it with. In this section, we will learn about the timeless aggie traditions and over 1000 student organizations you can get involved with and find your own community, here at Aggieland. Please click on the title below for the link to the website and the icon for a link to a video. There are additional links to local resouces at the end.
 
Aggie History and Traditions by the Association of Former Students


The Spirit of Aggieland on Game Day Satursday


The Pulse: Aggie Football


The Nationally Famous Fightin' Texas Aggie Band


Additional Student Resources

 

Local Resources

School can get hectic and boring sometimes. In this section, you will learn about the local resources available to you. From tips to save a dollar every now and then to places to visit when in need of a break, we got you covered. Please click on the icon below for a link to a video. There are additional links to local resouces at the end.

Experience BCS


Exploring Texas


Living on a Budget


Additional Local Community Resources

 

Aggie Network - Here, There, Everywhere

The Association of Former Students is the oldest organization serving Texas A&M University in support of the ever-growing Aggie Network. We are HERE for Aggies during their days as students and former students, THERE for Aggies as they make their way around the world and EVERYWHERE that the Aggie Network needs us to be.
Please click on the icon below for a link to a video.

Aggie Network​


Aggie Ring


Stories of Impact




 

TAMU Campuses