Onboarding International Hires
As a general rule, your new international hire should go through the same onboarding process as any new employee, with a few additions and exceptions specified below.
Many international scholars are not familiar with US employment practices, plus they will be adjusting to a new culture and lifestyle. Be ready to spend a little extra time explaining things like health insurance and other benefits, housing, transportation, taxes, etc.
When they get here, new international hires should report to their supervisor and an HR rep. HR provides an online orientation for all new employees.
International scholars are also required to attend ISSS's orientation within 7 days of their start date. These orientation sessions are held in ISSS's office in the North Decatur Building every Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Orientation info >>
International hires should wait at least 10 days after they've entered the US and 5 days after attending ISSS orientation before they apply for a Georgia driver's license. They should apply for a social security number first, if they don't already have one.