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Confirmed International Students

Preparing to Come to Earlham

  1. If you have not already done so, confirm your intent to attend Earlham College
  2. Submit required documents in the Portal "F-1 Visa Checklist" (specific requests will be sent to you by email)
  3. Receive your Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility
  4. Apply for your F-1 student visa
  5. Complete other required arrival information (specific requests will be listed in the Portal or sent by email)
  6. Come to Earlham, start classes, and meet wonderful people from around the world!

All students traveling from outside of the United States should plan to arrive at the Dayton International Airport on Thursday, August 13th or Friday, August 14th, 2020 in preparation for Earlham's New Student Orientation (NSO). Please be sure to submit your flight information in the Portal prior to departing for Earlham so that we can be prepared for your arrival. Please send any changes to your arrival information to

Students arriving prior to Thursday, August 13th will need to arrange their own transportation, housing and meals until that date. We ask that you avoid arriving early unless it is absolutely necessary.

Obtain a Visa

An F-1 student visa or J-1 exchange visitor visa is necessary to enter the United States to study at Earlham College. Visa applicants usually apply in person in their country of permanent residence.

Financial Matters

Please pay very close attention to the information that you receive from the Accounting Office. All payment arrangements must be approved prior to your arrival on campus.

What to Bring

In order to adequately prepare you for life in Richmond, Indiana, we offer a list of suggested items you may want to bring with you or plan to purchase while here.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation, from August 17 to August 20 will include meeting with your adviser, learning about Earlham's curriculum, social events, shopping trips, free time, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may have many questions before you come to Earlham. We hope to answer many of them.

Get to Know Earlham

Learn more about the Center for Global Education, Richmond, and life at Earlham in general.

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