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Offices & Services

International Student Services

Pre-Arrival Information

Before you arrive in Chestertown, there are several things to consider. Please make sure to explore all of the links below to help fully prepare you for your arrival.

Visa Information

As an International Student, you will need to obtain a J-1 or F-1 visa in order to study at Washington College. Luckily, we have created an entire page to help you navigate the Visa landscape.

SEVIS Fee Information

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is the web-based system that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses to maintain information on Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools and the F and M students who come to the United States to attend those schools. SEVIS also maintains information on Department of State-designated exchange visitor program sponsors and J-1 visa exchange visitor program participants.


In Chestertown, we have all four seasons! In the late summer the temperature can (and often does) reach into the low 90’s °F (32 °C), and our winters get pretty cold. Not sure what to pack? This page will help you learn about Maryland weather and what you’ll need to pack.


International Student Arrival Day for the Fall 2019 Semester is Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Use this link to find out all the when and wheres of how to get to Washington College.


To ensure a successful arrival, please make sure you have all the important forms and documents you need before check-in. This page will give you all of the forms and information you’ll need to have completed.


Once you’ve arrived and are all checked in, you will be able to attend the Washington College International Student Orientation Program. This welcome program will help you begin your journey at Washington college.