Orientation

International Students in front of the USA sign with flags

Getting to Mobile and Airport Pickup 

The Office of Global Outreach and International Student Programs offers transportation from the Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) to the student's dorm, apartment, or temporary lodging as a part of the Orientation Experience. Apply for Airport pickup by filling out the Airport Pickup Request Form.

Pensacola International Airport (PNS) and New Orleans International Airport (MSY) are two international airports close to Mobile. Pensacola is just over 1 hour from Mobile by car, and New Orleans is just over 2 hours by car. If students choose to fly in to one of these two airports, they will need to coordinate their own transportation to their dorm or apartment.

New International Student Orientation

New international students are required to participate in an orientation program prior to their first semester at the University. Orientation exists to help new students transition from their previous institution to life at the University of South Alabama. In addition to registering for classes, students will become familar with campus and all of the resources available at the University of South Alabama. Orientaiton is fun, too! This is a great opportunity to meet other students and make frineds. 

The program provides information concerning:

  • Student services available on-campus
  • Adjustment to the academic, social and cultural environment
  • Immigration matters
  • Local attractions and activities
  • Student organizations
  • Health insurance
  • Safety and security provisions
  • Academic programs and advising
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to register for classes