International Student Orientation

Registration Day: January 28, 2016, 12-5PM
International Orientation Week:
January 28-29, 2016

"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. Each student will be charged $60, if registered before January 1st, after that date they will be charged $80, 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.

While we can provide transportation to the Upland area, we cannot accommodate housing or trips to and from hotels during your stay.

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

Questions? View our FAQs or email Kelly Pengelly.

Register online

*Please note that if your flight arrives earlier than January 27th 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 January 27th.

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.