International Students


Every day we benefit from the invaluable contributions our international community members make to Johnson. Learn about Cornell’s commitment to supporting international students and find resources at Global Learning.

International Student Orientation

Incoming international students must attend International Student Orientation (ISO) before the start of their program. ISO is designed to:

  • Acclimate you to U.S. business school
  • Help you build early connections with key faculty and staff, as well as your international peers
  • Launch your career search with a crash course on everything you need to know to be successful on the job market

ISO Details

Our plans for International Student Orientation (ISO) for the Two-Year MBA Class of 2022 have now been finalized:

  • Dates: Monday, August 17 to Friday, August 21, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Eastern (daily)
  • Format: Virtual

More information on ISO will be forthcoming. Please watch your email.

ISO Waivers

International students who have extensive U.S.-based work and/or educational experience might be eligible to waive the ISO requirement. Students who are interested in requesting a waiver should do so within our Student Information Form, which will be sent to all incoming students in the summer.

Coming to Cornell

A list of helpful resources for international students includes the following: