International New Student Orientation


International New Student Orientation (INSO)is a week-long celebration to introduce you to Dixie State University. It’s designed to make you feel right at home as a member of the newest class of Trailblazers. INSO combines information, logistics, and fun to prepare you for a successful first semester at Dixie State University. All incoming students participate in required events that enhance their social and academic development and help them be prepared on their first day of classes.

About INSO

INSO is MANDATORY for all new students on non-immigrant visas. It will give you an opportunity to:

  • A campus tour
  • Meet fellow International Students
  • Help with obtaining a student ID card
  • TB Testing
  • Intro to US Education System, meet your advisors, and Academic Placement Exams
  • Information on Health Insurance
  • Information on SunTran bus system
  • Information on other resources in St.George, Utah

Orientation Fees for New Students

A $150 fee will be charged to each new international student. This fee includes the following:

  • Student Orientation And Registration
  • TB Testing Voucher (new students only)
  • Academic Placement Testing Voucher

For TB Testing

It is required to undergo a tuberculosis examination by a medically valid test at the University Health & Wellness Center prior to registering as a student.

students at INSO orientation

international students on trip

Contact Us

We are looking forward to joining you on your new journey of learning English and/or studying at Dixie State University. Please come to the ISS office in the Student Activities Center, room 106, if you have any questions about your studies, your visa, how to get involved on campus, or any other part of your new life in America. We are happy to help!