International Student Pre-Arrival & Orientation

Congratulations on your decision to attend Goucher College!

Goucher studentsWe look forward to your arrival and to providing you with assistance and support throughout your stay. The following resources are intended for those who have submitted an Enrollment Contract to attend Goucher College and exchange students.

International students enrolling in the Spring Semester of 2024 will receive the following documents:

  • Applying for Your Goucher College F-1 Student Visa (PDF)
  • Applying for Your Goucher College J-1 Student Visa (PDF) (Coming Soon)
  • Preparing for Your Arrival to Goucher:  You will receive this document along with your immigration form (I-20 or DS-2019) from Goucher.

InterConnect, the new international student orientation program will include to following topics:

  • F-1 immigration regulations
  • American dominant culture
  • Culture shock
  • Friendship, identity and social issues
  • Academic differences
  • Health and safety

The arrival date for incoming international students for the Spring Semester 2024 will be Thursday, January 25 and the InterConnect orientation program will be held on Friday, January 26.  The campus orientation will be held on Saturday, January 26.  Both are required.  Please visit the Orientation web site for details regarding the campus orientation program for all new students.


If you wish to use a chosen name instead of your legal name on unofficial documentation or change your name and/or gender on official documentation, please refer to the Name Change Policy (PDF).