International Student Handbook

Isabella Cannon Global Education Center (GEC)

Campus Box 2375, Elon, NC 27244

Phone: | Fax:

www.ukrsvoboda.com/international


Welcome to Elon University!

 

全球教育中心(GEC)的全体员工期待着欢迎您来到银河游戏app大学美丽的校园. 在你成为伊隆社区一员的整个过程中,GEC将是你的另一个家. Especially during the initial transition, 你应该随时随地向GEC寻求帮助. 这本手册是银河游戏app第一本帮助你了解校园的手册, culture, and resources available to you at Elon University. 银河游戏app希望它能回答你的一些问题,但银河游戏app知道你会有更多的问题. 从银河游戏app在机场接你到你从银河游戏app大学毕业那天, GEC将帮助您在这里获得成功的经验, rewarding, and enjoyable. We hope you stop by the GEC often!

Global Education Center Staff

The entire GEC staff is available to support you, 但以下工作人员专门负责国际学生支持团队:

Ways to contact the GEC

Schedule an appointment with GEC staff

可在网上预约或亲自预约,视乎预约的性质而定.

Pre-Departure Checklist

Have you done the tasks below?

  • 通知全球教育中心(GEC)您的行程-日期, time, flight numbers (including connecting flights), arrival airport, airline
  • 将您的紧急联系人电话号码和个人电子邮件地址发送给GEC
  • Have a health, dental and vision checkup

请阅读这整个页面的信息,每一个项目!

Do you have the following items?

  • Valid Passport, VISA, I-20或DS-2019表格正本(非移民学生身份资格证明)
  • SEVIS I-901费用支付收据(如适用)
  • Acceptance letter from Elon University
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Airplane Ticket
  • Travel/ Luggage Insurance Policy, if you have one
  • 免疫/健康表格副本(英文翻译件)
  • 英文健康保险卡和政策(如果你不打算使用伊隆的健康保险)

Pre-Arrival in the USA

Don’t forget to apply for your visa!

  • 航空公司对行李的大小、重量和数量都有要求. Please check with your airline for those details.
  • 在你的行李上贴一个名牌,上面有银河游戏app·莫斯利前台的地址:校园大道100号, Elon, NC 27244.
  • 你一到,GEC就会帮助你购物, 所以你可能会发现在美国买一些东西更容易, such as linens.
  • Make sure you have your passport, money, 以及与你随身携带的行李或钱包有关的文件.

CLOTHING

  • 北卡罗来纳气候温和,你可以从下面的月平均气温中看到.
Average low/high January February March April May June July August September October November December
Fahrenheit 33/55 33/56 38/61 48/74 56/81 64/88 67/90 66/88 60/83 49/73 38/62 31/53
Centigrade 0/11 0/13 3/16 8/23 13/27 17/31 19/32 18/31 15/28 9/22 3/16 0/11
  • Although the dress code on campus is very informal, 在比较正式的场合,最好少带几件衣服. 此外,考虑带一些在美国可能买不到的特定衣服.S.
  • 银河游戏app希望你能考虑在特殊的场合带上民族服装来庆祝你的国家和你的文化.

SOME THINGS TO BRING

  • 一些个人物品,如家庭照片来装饰你的房间.
  • 如果你的母语不是英语,一本双语词典.
  • 多带一副眼镜和/或隐形眼镜以及一份处方复印件.
  • If you are on any medications, make sure to bring the English name of the medication, as well as an English copy of the prescription.

PROOF OF IMMUNIZATIONS

  • In the state of North Carolina, 所有在校大学生必须提交健康体检证明和免疫接种证明. Please note that several vaccines are required to attend classes.
  • The required forms can be downloaded from the Health Services website.
  • Ask your doctor to provide this statement in ENGLISH.
  • 一旦你到了伊隆,你必须拿着这张表去健康服务中心.

TRAVELING

CUSTOMS & IMMIGRATION

一定要早点到机场办理安全手续.

  • 在登机时为你办理登机手续的航空公司代理人会要求你出示护照和签证.
  • 当你第一次到达美国时,你将被要求通过移民和海关. Present the Immigration Officer with your:
    • passport
    • I-20 or DS-2019
    • Elon’s acceptance letter
    • evidence of financial support

NOTE: If the U.S. 大使馆或领事馆将您的I-20或DS-2019放入密封的信封中,并注明不要打开, 把它放在信封里,入境后移民局官员会打开它.

  • Pick up your baggage and go through customs. The officer may ask to look inside your baggage. Don’t worry. 这是正常的程序,请让他们做他们的工作.
  • 海关手续办完后,如果您有转机,您可以提前登机.

AIRPORT INFORMATION

GEC期待与您会面,并将直接与您联系,以便接机.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO)

如果您想从这些机场搭乘班车,请发送您的完整旅行计划 at least two weeks before your arrival to global@ukrsvoboda.com.

所有学生请安排当天抵达罗利-达勒姆国际机场(RDU)或皮埃蒙特Triad国际机场(GSO).

TIME CHANGE

  • 当你到达美国时,可能会有时间的改变.

银河游戏app位于美国东部时区的北卡罗莱纳州.

Information on time zone differences can be found from Time and Date World Clock.

TRAVEL DELAY

如果您的预定到达时间有任何延迟或改变, please contact the GEC with your new arrival time.

在办公时间内,周一至周五上午8点至下午5点,电话号码是:

After office hours (5 PM):

ORIENTATION

PERSONAL BANKING

  • During the International Student Orientation, 美国银行(Bank of America)的一名代表将进行虚拟会话,帮助建立一个支票和/或储蓄账户以及一张ATM卡.
  • 你不必在这家银行开立账户, but they will offer you a free checking account.
  • 一旦你建立了一个帐户,你可以把钱转到你的美国.S. bank account from your home country.

ELON PHOENIX CARD

  • Each student, faculty, and staff person on campus has a Phoenix Card, which serves as your Elon University ID card. 你将在入学介绍的第一天拿到你的卡,并将在你在银河游戏官方下载网的校园食堂使用它, the library, and at other University facilities.
  • 这张凤凰牌上有你的名字,你的照片,和一个独特的号码. If you lose this card you should notify the Phoenix Card office to get a replacement card for a fee.

STUDYING AT ELON UNIVERSITY

CLASS REGISTRATION

银河游戏官方下载网的本科课程将于秋季开课, Winter (one course), Spring and Summer (two sessions). Learn more from the Academic Calendar.

  • For your first semester at Elon, the Office of Academic Advising will help you select your courses. 在你到达之前,银河游戏app通常会通过电子邮件联系你,安排你的行程.
  • In the following semesters, 你将和你的学术顾问一起根据你的专业选择课程. 在银河游戏官方下载网学习期间,咨询你的学术顾问,以确保你学习了项目和专业的必修课程,这一点很重要.
  • 国际学生必须是秋季和春季学期的全日制学生. The other terms are optional. 大多数学生在秋季、冬季和春季学习,只有少数人在夏季学习.
  • 银河游戏app大学的大多数课程都有四个学分,这意味着这门课每周有四个小时. This could vary from two hours a day twice a week, or one hour and 10 minutes a day three times a week.
  • 本科(学士学位)学生通常要修四到五门课程,每学期有16到18个学分.
  • 研究生(硕士/博士学位)国际学生每学期必须修9个学分.
  • 如果你是转校生或正在通过IB课程或预修考试转学分, 请确保你已将该资料提供给 Office of Admissions, which will share it with the Office of the Registrar 以确保你获得了适当的提前学分. 如果您在到达前对您的登记有任何疑问,请联系 Office of Academic Advising.
  • 如果你是一个学期的交换生,并且在你到达之前对你的注册有任何问题, please contact Kristen Aquilino at kaquilino@ukrsvoboda.com.

ACADEMIC HONESTY

  • 美国大学教室的文化可能与你祖国的大学教室不同.
  • Each class will provide you with a syllabus, which will describe the expectations of the professor, your assignments, and your homework.
  • 你将被要求出席每一节课,教授跟踪出席情况. If you cannot attend a class because you are sick, or for another reason, 你应该提前通过电子邮件联系你的教授,并携带证明 Health Services if necessary. The professor’s email address will be on the syllabus.
  • 大多数教授都希望学生参与课堂. Very few classes are simply lecture and note-taking. So, be ready to speak in class. 你也可能被要求和一群同学一起做一个项目.
  • 教授们也会在教学大纲上注明具体的办公时间, 如果你有任何问题,他们希望你来找他们.

老师们很高兴与学生见面并帮助他们, 所以,不要犹豫,联系你的教授在他们的办公室.

TUITION & FEES

PAYING YOUR UNIVERSITY EXPENSES

  • All students are required to pay their tuition, room, 每学期开学前的伙食费和保险费.
  • Payments are made through the Bursar’s Office, which is available for questions at bursar@ukrsvoboda.com or .
  • 银河游戏app建议您在到达之前付款,避免使用支票或其他付款方式.
  • General cost information can be found at the Bursar’s website.
  • 要用你的学生证号码和密码支付学费和其他费用,请到你的 E-Bill.

There are four methods of payment you can choose from:

请在所有交易中注明学生的账号和姓名.

  1. Pay through flywire.
  2. Mail a check drawn on a U.S. 银行,并在支票上清楚写上学生的名字,寄往:财务处
    Campus Box 2050
    Elon University, Elon, NC 27244
  3. 用万事达卡、发现卡或美国运通卡付款 your E-Bill. You will be charged a 2.75 percent convenience fee when using a credit card. 请注意,Visa卡不被接受用于支付学费.
  4. Send a wire transfer. Please contact the Bursar’s Office directly if you would like to complete a wire transfer.

MEDICAL

HEALTH INSURANCE

  • 不像许多国家,医疗费用主要由政府承担, health care in the United States is “privatized,意思是每个人都必须支付医疗费用, treatment, and medications. This can be very expensive. 因此,大多数美国人都有医疗保险.
  • 银河游戏app大学要求所有学生都从一家获得在美国经营许可的公司购买医疗保险. You have two options for health insurance:
  1. Purchase a policy through Elon University. This is the recommended option. Elon purchases policies through Lewermark — visit their page written for Elon to learn more. 保险费用将直接计入您的学生账户. 当地医疗机构认可并接受通过Elon购买的医疗保险. 如果你在银河游戏官方下载网期间需要医疗保健,这将很有帮助.
  2. Rely on an existing insurance policy. 现有的政策必须被审查和批准,以确保它们满足最低的成本.S. insurance standards. 豁免一般只适用于以下三种情况:
    1. A parent or spouse is living or working in the U.S. and has medical insurance coverage for you
    2. 你有来自赞助机构或当地政府的医疗保险
    3. 您已在您的祖国投保。在您到达时,您的保单将被审查,以放弃购买卢马克公司的保单. 所要求的文件包括一份英文版的保单副本和等值的美元保单. 你的豁免书需要在每学年开始时进行审查.

We cannot guarantee that local health providers will accept your policy; you may have to pay for treatment and other services and later seek reimbursement from your insurance.

  • 如果你打算在到达之前支付学费,然后带着保单, 健康保险的费用将退还给你.
  • 大多数健康保险不包括牙科和视力保健, including the one provided by Elon University. 你将需要购买这些类型的保险分开,如果你希望被覆盖的牙齿和视力保健. We encourage you to visit your dentist and eye doctor before coming to the USA; you may find it less expensive in your country than in the U.S.
  • Please contact Kevin Winpisinger at kwinpisinger@ukrsvoboda.com 如果你有任何关于健康保险的问题.

PROOF OF WELLNESS & IMMUNIZATIONS

  • Once you have arrived, 你需要带着所需的医疗表格和你的医生的声明直接到 Health Services:

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

RN ELLINGTON CENTER FOR HEALTH & WELLNESS

301 SOUTH O’KELLY

ELON, NC 27244

MEDICATIONS

  • Before you can get a refill, 你必须把你的英文处方拿到卫生服务部门重新写一遍. You may then get your medication at any pharmacy.