2019 Spring International Students

International Students

All students are required to attend a SOAR session prior to their spring term. SOAR sessions are led by current Georgia Southern students who will be a great resource for you to ask questions of and to show you what it means to be a Georgia Southern student!

You will also be able to sit down with your academic advisor, who will advise you on which classes to take during your first semester. You will then be able to register for classes and leave SOAR with a class schedule! We encourage you to prepare for advisement prior to SOAR.

SOAR Session Dates for International Students Entering in Spring 2019

Session N: January 10th & 11th 

SOAR will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Day One and end at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Day Two.

If you need to change your major, complete the Change of Major form.

To make a reservation*, please visit our online reservation system.

*Students who have not registered for SOAR by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9th will be processed as a walk-in at SOAR on January 10th.  


Student Fee: $95.00

Includes: Overnight stay in a Residence Hall, Orientation Program Guide, The Blue & White Student Guidebook, SOAR t-shirt, Lunch, and trained staff to assist with your transition.

Parent/Guest Fee: $35.00 for the first guest, and $10.00 for each additional guest

Includes: Orientation Program Guide, The Blue & White Family Guidebook, Lunch, trained staff to answer questions, and the opportunity to learn more about the Parent & Family AssociationThe Family/Guest Fee does not include overnight accommodations.  If you need overnight accommodations, you may contact the Savannah Visitor Information Center. Their toll-free lodging reservation line is 1-800-568-3301 or visit their website at

Refunds are available with written cancellation at least three business days prior to the scheduled session. All refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee and you may send your written request to

Last updated: 11/8/2018

Orientation P.O. Box 8096 Statesboro, GA 30460 912-478-7627