International Student Orientation

Registration Day: August 23, 2015, 12-5PM
International Orientation Week:
August 24-26, 2015

"The New International Orientation Team is preparing for your transition. During orientation we will spend a few days getting to know you and helping you feel more comfortable on campus. The team is praying for God’s provision and for your safe arrival. It will be exciting to see how you will bless the Taylor community over the next couple of years. In the meantime, we will be waiting to welcome you and make you feel at home as you come to join the Taylor family"

~ The Office of Intercultural Programs & The New International Orientation Team



International Student Orientation is designed to serve the needs of incoming international students, MKs, and TCKs. If you have spent a significant amount of time in a cross cultural setting, then you need to be here! You will have a chance to meet peers who were once in your very shoes. This group of students will welcome you to campus and help you get settled.

During International Student Orientation, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Be encouraged
  • Prepare for transition into college life
  • Participate in fun activities
  • Ask questions
  • Meet key administrators
  • Check out opportunities to work on campus
  • Open a local bank account
  • Shop
  • Build relationships with others

Students will be moved directly into their dorm room upon arrival on *Sunday August 23rd. Each student will be charged $135, if registered before August 1st, after that date they will be charged $150, which includes a registration fee, room and board and all activities at the orientation.

Parents and siblings can request accommodations on campus. Parent-oriented programming will be completed by Wednesday morning and check out for family member on campus lodgings will be on Wednesday at 9am. Family members are more than welcome to stay for the rest of the orientation but if they desire to stay beyond Wednesday they must secure their own accommodations.

Each adult or guardian who attends will be charged $15 per day. Each sibling will be charged $10 per day.  If you register after August 1st adults will be charged $20 per day and sibling will be charged $15 per day.

Note: Each student or family member staying on campus who would like linens (which includes one pillow, fitted sheet, bed sheet, pillow case, blanket and towel) check  the box on the registration page. The set of linens (whether family or student) will be collected on Wednesday morning on August 26th during the parent check-out time.  The students will have the opportunity to go on a shopping trip on Tuesday and can purchase their own set of linens at that time.

Questions? View our FAQs or email Kelly Pengelly.

Register online

*Please note that if your flight arrives earlier than August 23rd you must use the the Hoosier Shuttle for transportation to the Taylor campus.  Free Taylor Shuttle service from the Indianapolis International Airport is only available August 23rd.

Create a local bank account

If you have an interest in creating a bank account with a bank branch that is close to campus, please complete the following documents and bring them to orientation. Completing these documents ahead of time will allow for a swift and easy sign-up process.