International Students

International students are a welcome addition to the Global Infectious Diseases PhD program at Georgetown University. Georgetown is very supportive of its international student body and strives to provide all non-US students with ample resources to successfully arrive at Georgetown and enjoy a productive academic career while here. Over 2,000 individuals from over 130 foreign countries study, research, and teach at Georgetown University.

The effort to support international students at this University is lead by the Office of International Programs' division of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)).

Services provided by ISSS include:

  • Immigration Advising
  • Personal Counseling
  • Cultural & Educational Programming

The ISSS office supports the efforts of all culture or nationality-based student clubs and associations and serves as a source of information on all current immigration issues that may be faced by students or applicants. We strongly encourage all applicants to and current students at the department of Microbiology & Immunology to take advantage of the resources made available by the office of ISSS.

Important Dates for International Students: FALL 2014

International Housing Search Program: August 3-14, 2014

Mandatory Immigration Document Review: August 4-18, 2014

International Graduate Orientation (IGO): August 18-19, 2014

  • Mandatory Immigration & Academic Integrity Session: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 9:30am-1:00pm
  • Lunch: 1:00-2:30pm
  • Campus Life Sessions: 2:30-5:00pm

All international students in F-1 and J-1 status are REQUIRED to attend the following sessions:

  • Immigration Document Review: August 4-18, 2014, 1:00-4:00pm each day, Car Barn 210
  • Immigration & Academic Integrity Session: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 9:30am-1:00pm

Students may not be excused from attending these mandatory sessions for any reason.

Click here for more information about your mandatory orientation.

*The program start date is recorded on the student's immigration document (Form I-20 or Form DS-2019). Students must enter the U.S. on or before this date or they risk being denied admission at the port of entry. Students may enter a maximum of 30 days prior to this start date.

For more information, please contact Rachel Rubin, Director of International Student & Scholar Services, by email or telephone (202-687-5867).