Global Griffin Experience – International Student Orientation
WELCOME TO THE GLOBAL GRIFFIN EXPERIENCE!
By choosing Fontbonne University you have not just chosen an educational experience but you are joining the Fontbonne Family.
During the Global Griffin Experience we will help you prepare for classes, acclimate to studying and living in Saint Louis and the United States, and to become a member of our family!
The Global Griffin Experience is REQUIRED for all new international students.
You will have mandatory activities from Tuesday, August 21, 2018 through Sunday, August 26, 2018.
Click the “START HERE” link below to read and learn specific details about orientation and planning for your arrival to the Fontbonne, Saint Louis, and the United States.
You can also click on any of the below links if you want to skip to a specific area of information.
Learn more about your orientation and first semester transition leaders!
Get details on how to prepare for your visa interview and to enter the USA
Learn about On Campus Living
If you plan to live in On Campus Housing and will arrive on Monday, August 20, 2018, please click here for information.
Things to consider when moving to Saint Louis: public transportation, driving, cost of living, and On Campus versus off campus Housing.
Learn about paying tuition and your tuition deposit here!
Learn about how to prepare for your overnight trip to Lake Williamson on Friday, August 24 – Saturday, August 25, 2018
Make sure you bring your OFFICIAL transcripts and diploma/degree to the United States for authentication and verification
Learn about REQUIRED health insurance and immunizations/vaccinations.
Learn more about placement testing and registering for courses. You must arrive Tuesday, August 21, 2018 to obtain your appointment!
Want to plan your academic calendar? Learn more here about important dates for Fall 2018
Here is a small sample of all the events and activities you have to look forward to for Fall 2018!
Take a look at this important list of things to do before you depart your home country
If you have not already, please click here to let us know you are coming by completing the electronic form!
Questions? Contact Jessica Hylton at +1 (314) 889-4655 or jlhylton@Fontbonne.edu.