International Student Orientation

Spring Registration Day: January 29, 2018

"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

Complete the health and medical forms and submit by January 26, 2018.

Questions? Email Kelly Pengelly.

Register online

*Please note that if your flight arrives earlier than the registration date you must use the Hoosier Shuttle for transportation to the Taylor campus. Free Taylor Shuttle service from the Indianapolis International Airport is only available on Registration Day.

Fall Orientation Only

Students will be moved directly into their dorm room upon arrival. Students registered before August 1st will be charged $150. If registered after August 1st, they will be charged $175, which includes a registration fee, room and board and all activities at the orientation.

While we can provide transportation from the airport, we cannot accommodate parents or siblings, or trips to and from hotels during your stay.

Each adult or guardian who attends will be charged $15 per day for meals. 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.

Taylor is offering a new course designed to meet language needs of multilingual English users.

ENG 170: Fundamentals of American Reading and Writing
3-credits, designed for multilingual English users but would also benefit third culture students and missionary students.

This course is designed as an optional alternative for ENG 101 (Fundamentals of Writing) and/or AEC 140 (Academic Reading) for students who have tested or been placed into either or both of those courses. Additionally, this course is also open to multilingual students who do not have to take ENG 101 but want to improve as academic readers and writers; however, preference for enrollment will be given to freshman students who are required to take either ENG 101 or this course.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Barb Bird: