Houston has two airports, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and William P. Hobby. Students are responsible fore their own travel arrangements to Victoria The most convenient option would be for you to taking a connecting flight to Victoria Regional Airport . The airport is located on U. S. 59, 5 miles Northeast of Victoria. Victoria Regional Airport offers daily commercial flights to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport with connections to all state, national and international airports.
For more information about arriving at a US port of entry and what you can expect please visit http://www.ice.gov/sevis/factsheet/100104ent_stdnt_fs.htm.
Visit the "Pre-Departure Orientation for Chinese Students" website developed by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. This is an excellent resource that answers many questions about: Academics, Improving English, Cultural Matters, Social Life in the US, Health & Safety, and Rights & Responsibilities.
What to Do First
1. Check-In with international student admissions.
If you are a an F-1, F-2, J-1 or J-2 visa holder (research scholar, visiting scientist, professor, short-term scholar, student) you are required by law to check-in with the international student admissions coordinator as soon as possible. J-1’s must be validated in the Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Failure to comply with this responsibility is a violation of your legal status. All F-1’s and F-2’s also need to be registered in SEVIS. At this check-in you will receive information about various orientation programs that are suited for your visa category. Failure to comply with this responsibility is a violation of your legal status.
2.Check-In with the School of Arts and Sciences
If you are a visiting scholar (e.g. researcher, visiting professor, etc.) you also need to report at your earliest convenience to the School of Arts & Sciences.