Soon you’ll be on the exciting UCF campus in Orlando, Florida. Before you arrive, complete the steps below to avoid common issues or delays for international students.

Contact Your Advisor

We have a team of dedicated personal advisors whose job it is to make sure all your questions are answered and to ensure you have a smooth transition to the university.
Before you start on any of the steps below, contact your local personal advisor. Simply select your region of the world below, and send your advisor an email, Skype, WhatsApp, or WeChat message. We look forward to meeting you very soon!






Latin <br/><span>America</span>


Middle East/<br/><span>North Africa</span>

Middle East/
North Africa

North <br/><span>America</span>


Russia/<br/><span>Central Asia</span>

Central Asia

South <br/><span>Asia</span>


Southeast <br/><span>Asia</span>




WhatsApp:+971.52.352.5795Skype:kate.vlasiuk1210Tel:+971.52.352.5795Email Kate

Tomi - Africa

WhatsApp:+234.703.414.1021Skype:Tomi AfilakaTel:+234.703.414.1021Email Tomi


WhatsApp:+971.52.358.5215Skype:+971.52.358.5215Tel:+971.52.358.5215Email Sarah


WhatsApp:+1.857.529.7237Skype:Jacob MobergTel:+1.857.529.7237Email Jacob

Fatima – South Asia (Pakistan)

WhatsApp:+92 317 414 8887Skype: fatyma.rTel:+92 317 414 8887Email Fatima


WhatsApp:+91.995.351.0160Skype:arorasakshi187 Tel:+91.995.351.0160 Email Sakshi


WhatsApp:+91.895.004.9050Skype:sonam.parashar3Tel:+91.999.647.1494Email Sonam


WhatsApp:+91.972.501.2676Skype:+91.972.501.2676Tel:+91.972.501.2676Email Unnati

Viraja – South Asia (India)

WhatsApp:+91 7028090894Skype:+91 7028090894Tel:+91 7028090894Email Viraja

George – LATAM

WhatsApp:+57.301.521.6058Skype:georgelalcantaraTel:+57.301.521.6058Email George

Sebastian Sebastian
Hoang Vo

Hoang - Vietnam

WhatsApp:+84.937.225.295Skype:hoangvtb1983Tel:+84.937.225.295Email Hoang

Saranya - (SE Asia exc. Vietnam)

WhatsApp:+66.96.982.0007Skype:awesome.saranyaTel:+66.96.982.0007Email Saranya

Alice – South and West China

QQ:1196954619Tel:+86 15928933132Email Alice

Annie - South China

QQ:653973144Tel:+86.135.7055.0749Email Annie

Jane - West China

QQ:653973144Tel:+86.159.2876.6884Email Jane

Kelly – Central China

QQ:713070180Tel:+ Kelly

Lisha - North China

QQ:653973144Tel:+86.183.1016.8200Email Lisha

Mark - East China

QQ:653973144Tel:+86.158.0062.4575Email Mark

Vicky – North China

QQ:1925259247Tel:+86.135.2182.7910Email Vicky

What to do before you arrive on campus

After you receive the electronic copy of your I-20, complete the following steps before booking your visa appointment:
  1. Schedule a free visa information and preparation session with your personal Enrollment Advisor.
  2. Check that the details on your I-20 are correct (including your date of birth) and make sure your name is the same as it appears on your passport.
  3. Prepare the documents you will need to take to the embassy when attending your visa interview.
After you complete the above steps, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible. It requires an interview with the U.S. Embassy and can sometimes take several weeks to schedule.
  1. Complete your Visa Application.
  2. Pay your I-90 (SEVIS) fee.
  3. Visit to learn more about scheduling your visa appointment, what to expect when you arrive and the documentation you need to take with you.
  4. Notify your personal Enrollment Advisor of the date and Embassy of your visa appointment.
  5. Watch these videos to help you apply for your visa and prepare for your interview.
How to Apply for Your F-1 Student Visa
Visa Interview Preparation for Students
When purchasing your ticket to your new city, plan to arrive on or before your scheduled move-in day.

Once you book your flight, visit to enter your flight itinerary and confirm your free airport pickup. These important details will help the campus team prepare for your arrival and make your big day go as smoothly as possible.

Move-In Dates
Global Achievement Academy 2 – University Integration (GAA 2 – UI)Global Achievement Academy 2 (GAA 2)Global Achievement Academy 3 (GAA 3)GAA Prep Pre-Sessional English
Fall 2018August 13th, 2018August 13th, 2018August 13th, 2018August 13th, 2018
Spring 2019January 2nd, 2019January 2nd, 2019January 2nd, 2019January 2nd, 2019
Summer 2019May 7th, 2019May 7th, 2019May 7th, 2019May 7th, 2019
To help avoid delays with enrollment, make your tuition and fees payment in full by the payment deadline.

When you begin, have your acceptance letter in front of you, as you will need to refer to the information in the letter.

Choose between two ways to submit payment for tuition and fees:

  • Flywire by Peer Transfer: Please visit Global UCF’s Flywire portal to complete the transfer process. Please note that you can NOT use a U.S. credit card or U.S. bank account.
  • Wire Transfer: Find the wire transfer information on your offer letter. When making the transaction, be sure to include the student’s name and birthday.
You will need to complete the following health form before your arrival and bring it with you during orientation:
Take the math placement exam

Incoming undergraduate Global UCF students are required to take a math placement test before leaving their home country. Pre-sessional English students are not required to take a math placement test before arrival to UCF.

Helpful resources


Next step brochure

Information on your I-20 paperwork and visa, what to pack and other tips for arrival on campus.


Immigration guide

Learn more about the process for getting your F-1 visa and arriving in Orlando.


Pre-arrival checklist

Complete all steps before you get to UCF so you can help avoid delays or issues.


Orientation schedule

Take a full campus tour, explore Orlando and other orientation activities you might do with your fellow international students.


Academic calendar

Want to plan your studying and traveling? Know important dates for classes, exams and holidays.

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Set up your U.S. phone

You will receive a U.S. SIM card once you arrive on campus. Visit to register your SIM card.