Orientation for International Students

Orientation is mandatory for all new international students, and you'll have the opportunity to get your questions answered, find information and resources, and make sure you're all set to begin attending your classes. 

If you are a new international student, use the International Student Portal to reserve a seat for orientation, then choose your campus location and date. 

During on-campus orientation, you will: 

  • Meet other international students
  • Meet Kirkwood staff and faculty and ask any questions you have
  • Get an overview of Kirkwood Community College
  • Learn to use My Hub
  • Learn about taking placement tests
  • Get information about paying tuition
  • Learn how to buy your books and get your EagleCard
  • Find where to get help at Kirkwood
  • Cover immigration rules, regulations & health insurance requirements
  • Have the opportunity to win t-shirts, prizes, and much more!
Tejas Mallela

“Many of the things you can take at Kirkwood transfer to state and private colleges. It’s a good option for people to start here first and then consider going on to a 4-year school.”

Tejas Mallela,


Global Learning

Phone: 319-398-5579
Email: international@kirkwood.edu
On campus: 1154 Linn Hall