Before you depart for the United States, make sure you have everything you need with you:

Pre-Arrival Preparations

  • Book your flight to be on time for International Welcome, which is MANDATORY for all new international students. Students are allowed to arrive 30 days prior to the program start date listed on their I-20.
  • Complete housing application if living on campus. Organize your housing situation if you are living off campus.
  • Obtain a passport if you do not already have one.
  • Apply for the appropriate visa.
  • Confirm enrollment by paying your confirmation deposit.
  • CBU provides free transportation from LAX on set days. In order to sign up for an airport pick-up, please fill out the form that was sent to your email.
  • Get a dental checkup and do any other important doctor visits (dental and eye exams not covered by CBU insurance). 

Don’t Forget to Pack

  • Passport
  • I-20
  • Mobile phone and laptop
  • Summer and winter clothes (since both the beach and mountains are nearby)
  • Electrical adapter for electronics, if necessary
  • Medication

Contact the International Center

Phone: (951) 343-4690

Lancer Arms 56
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504

Intensive English Program

IEP Director: Heather Snavely

International Student and Scholar Services

ISSS Director: Courtney Watson

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