Frequently Asked Questions
How do I obtain a VISA after being admitted to Berry College?
Once an international applicant is admitted to Berry and pays the
enrollment deposit of $250.00 U.S., they will be sent an I-20 form. The
applicant then will be able to pay the SEVIS I-901 fee (please visit the
US Department of Homeland Security website)
and set a visa interview appointment with the nearest US consulate or
embassy. We highly recommend that you carry your I-20, SEVIS I-901 fee
receipt and proof of your finances (bank statements or scholarship
letters), along with the rest of required documentation to your embassy
or consulate appointment.
Where do I fly in to the United States and when do I need to arrive?
Plane tickets should be purchased with Atlanta Georgia Hartsfield
International Airport as the destination. All international students
should plan to arrive on campus the day before International Student
What is International Orientation?
International Orientation for students beginning in Fall 2014 will be
announced later in the year. This program is intended to give
international students important information regarding campus life,
classes, the work program, etc. that will help them acclimate to both
Berry and the United States.
Do I have to attend an International Student Orientation?
International Student Orientation helps students with their transition
to Berry College and newly admitted international students are required
to attend at the beginning of their first academic term.
Is there an international student advisor at Berry College?
the Director of Multicultural and International Student Programs is the
international student advisor. Currently, Dr. Tasha C. Toy is the
international student advisor at Berry College and can be contacted at
706.368.6985 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need health insurance?
all international students are required to have health insurance. A
list will be provided by your international student advisor. Health
insurance has to be secured prior to departing from your home country.
Do I need to submit an immunization record?
all students must submit an immunization record. Additional information
about shots, tests, and other required documents are available on the Berry College Health & Wellness Page.
Can international students work on campus?
International students can work on campus as long as they have an F-1 VISA upon entering the institution.
What is Berry’s Work Program?
Berry College’s Work Experience Program is like no
other in the country. All students, regardless of family income, are
guaranteed on-campus jobs every semester. Most students choose to take
advantage of this unique opportunity; more than 95 percent work at some
time during their four years with more than 85 percent working during
any given year.
Berry’s emphasis on meaningful work originates from its earliest days
when students were required to work in order to attend school. While
the work requirement disappeared in the 1960s, the college continues to
provide unparalleled opportunities for learning through the Work
Experience Program. Berry’s work supervisors, all members of the faculty
or staff, guide, train and mentor students, challenging them with
increasingly complex projects and assignments.
An important aspect of the Work Experience Program is that students
will first work in an entry level position and then have the opportunity
to accept increasing responsibility and, as a result, increasing pay.
Many students ultimately end up serving as supervisors and trainers and
mentors to other students.