Admitted International Students

Congratulations on your decision to join us at Puget Sound!

We have provided the information below to help prepare for your arrival on campus. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  

Visa & I-20/DS-2019

Once you have confirmed your enrollment with your deposit, International Programs will begin to work on your I-20 or DS-2019 packet. Once you you receive I-20 from the International Programs Office along with information for obtaining an F-1 student visa. International exchange students will receive form DS-2019 to obtain a J-1 Exchange visa. Please consult the U.S. embassy in your home country for the visa application procedure. All international students coming to Puget Sound must have a valid student visa before entering the U.S. Find more information on getting your I-20/DS-2019  & applying for Visa here.

Medical Health Insurance

Medical health insurance is required for all international students. Puget Sound registers students in an insurance plan administered EIIA. Students are billed through their Puget Sound financial account. Find more information on your health insurance here.


Housing information can be found on your MyPugetSound portal. We encourage you to make housing arrangements and register for classes as soon as possible, as spaces fill up quickly. Please note that the University of Puget Sound is primarily a residential campus and requires all students to live on-campus for their first two years with the university.

Arriving on Campus & Orientation

International Student Orientation is mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 students and optional for all dual citizens and Third Culture Kids. Find more information on arrival & orientation here.

I-Connect Program

Our I-Connect program partners each incoming international student with a current Puget Sound student to ease your transition to the campus community and provide support and encouragement for life at Puget Sound.