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Frequently Asked Questions

Get your questions about starting at the University of Washington answered by FIUTS!

With so much to prepare for and so much to think about, it's natural for you to have questions. Take a look at the topics below to find answers. If you do not see the answer to your question listed below, send an email to

Talking studentsGeneral Questions

Is FIUTS International Student Orientation required?

Do I need to register for FIUTS International Student Orientation?

How many orientations do I have to go to?

What is the difference between FIUTS and First Year Programs orientations?

Do I have to attend all of International Welcome Weeks?

What is the measles immunization requirement?


Arrival Questionspassports

What is an I-94 and where might I get it?

Can FIUTS pick me up at the airport?

What should I do when I arrive on campus?

What address should I put on my visa if I don't know where I will be living yet?


handshakeHousing and Employment Questions

I need to find a place to live. Where do I go to look?

When will I hear about my residence hall assignment?

Can I do a homestay?

Where can my parents/family stay?

Am I allowed to work in the U.S. while I study at the University of Washington?


Greeting tableQuestions Specifically Relating to Fall International Welcome Weeks

Which International Welcome Weeks activities cost extra?

Where can I sign up for International Welcome Weeks activities?

Can I bring my family to orientation?

Are meals included with orientation?

Do I need health insurance during the orientation before classes?


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