New Student Information

Before you arrive for the International Pathway Program, you might have some questions about what it is like to live and study in Texas.

Your First Week

During your first week on the International Pathway Program, you will be introduced to the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi campus and its facilities. We organize events and activities during your first week to help you meet other international students, and learn more about your new home.

What should I bring?

Before you arrive in the USA you need to be sure you have everything you need. Some things you will need for your arrival to the USA include:

  • Passport and visa
  • Your offer letter
  • English Language Test result
  • Evidence of funding for your tuition fees and living costs
  • Accommodation documents, including your signed tenancy agreement
  • Insurance documents

We also recommend bringing comfortable clothing, laptop computer and charger, mobile phone and charger, at least one adaptor plug, and a few study supplies. This is not a complete list. You will be able to easily find anything else you need in Corpus Christi.

Live the Island Life

Located between Oso Bay and Corpus Christi Bay, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is the nation's only island university.

Your Questions Answered

Will I be able to find the food I like?

There are a number of international and ethnic restaurants and markets in Corpus Christi, so you will be able to easily find the food you love, while also trying new things. There are even international food festivals in Corpus Christi throughout the year.

How will I meet people and make friends?

To help you settle in to your new life studying abroad, we will organize events to help you meet your classmates and build new friendship. There are also lots of clubs on campus you can join to meet students with similar interests. It won’t take you long to adjust to your life here and make new friends.

What's it like to live in the USA?

We know that moving to a different country to study is exciting, but it’s normal to feel a little bit nervous too. We will do all we can to help you settle in to living in the USA. To get an insight into what you can expect, visit EducationUSA.