| International Scholar Success



Welcome to the Office of International Scholar Success at Rocky Vista University (RVU), a place where we not only uphold academic excellence but also embrace a rich tapestry of diverse cultures and values. In my role as the Director of International Scholar Success and PDSO, I am wholeheartedly committed to serving as your guide through the exceptional healthcare education journey that RVU offers, all while preserving the core values of compassion, integrity, and excellence. Our academic environment is one of collegiality, fostering collaboration and personal growth, and our unwavering dedication to diversity ensures a community that not only respects but also celebrates individual differences. At RVU, the bedrock of our educational philosophy is equity, which guarantees that every member of our community has access to equal opportunities and resources, empowering them to reach their fullest potential. Our approach to education is driven by innovation and inclusivity, and integrity serves as the cohesive force that unites us as a strong and supportive community. Prepare to embark on a transformative journey, where you will not only receive top-tier medical education but also actively contribute to our service-oriented ethos. 

Here at RVU we want all students to pursue their dreams and honor their culture. If you are interested in joining our medical mosaic, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, as I am here to support you every step of the way. 

Kate Connors, EDD Candidate, MA 
Director Of International Scholar Success

Before You Arrive

As an F1 student arriving at Rocky Vista University (RVU), there are several important things to remember and prepare for:

Visa and Documentation: Form I-20, passport, visa stamp, financial proof, and any other required documents.

Arrival and Orientation: Plan your arrival to coincide with the university's orientation program.

Health Insurance: Familiarize yourself with the health insurance requirements of the university. Ensure you have appropriate health insurance coverage for the duration of your studies.

Housing and Accommodation: If you haven't already arranged for housing, make sure you have a place to stay upon arrival. Whether it's on-campus housing or off-campus options, having a comfortable and safe living arrangement is crucial.

Communication: Keep your contact information updated with the university and the designated school official (DSO). This will help you receive important updates and information related to your status and academic progress.

Financial Planning: Have a clear understanding of your tuition fees, living expenses, and available funding sources. Create a budget and plan for managing your finances throughout your studies.

Academic Requirements: Review the academic calendar, course schedules, and any prerequisites for your program. Familiarize yourself with the curriculum and required textbooks.

Immigration Regulations: Stay informed about the regulations and responsibilities associated with your F1 status. Be aware of the limits on employment, maintaining full-time enrollment, and any travel restrictions.