Application Fee


Submission Deadline

Aug 14, 2017

Welcome to iSuccess (August 14-19, 2017)

The entire application can be completed online. You do not need to complete the application at one time; save and return as often as you like.

  1. Start the application by clicking the "Apply Now" button in the lower right portion of the screen.

  2. Complete and review your application.

  3. Submit your application.

  4. A receipt will be e-mailed to you. That will be your registration confirmation.

  5. Our Program Assistants will then send you a separate e-mail welcoming you to the program a few days later. This will include your arrival date information (We strongly recommend arriving by Sunday, August 13 so you can participate in the entire iSuccess Program. If you need to arrive later, however, please let us know so we can make arrangements!)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at The program coordinator (Marina Uehara), or one of our Program Assistants, will respond to you within a few days. 

You will be charged for the $600 program costs through your student account at the beginning of the Fall semester, but in order to save your seat, you will be required to pay a $100 deposit via a credit card. If you are having issues with your payment, please e-mail Marina Uehara at Please click here for cancellation policies.

What is iSuccess?

The International Student Success Program is a customized pre-orientation program that will give you an early start to your new life at the University of Minnesota. This program has been designed to meet your needs as a new international student! By becoming a Minnesota Gopher ahead of time, you will get to explore the sights, sounds, history, entertainment and culture of the Twin Cities with current University of Minnesota students, staff and faculty as your guides. You will learn strategies for bridging cultural challenges and how to succeed at the University. iSuccess also provides an interactive, simulated U.S. higher education style classroom consisting of academic workshops, sessions, activities and exploration that gives you the skills and experiences you need to prepare for the school year.

iSuccess not only prepares you for the upcoming semester at the University of Minnesota. iSuccess focuses on your needs before you depart your home country. This includes a personalized pre-departure online session with you and your family (select languages besides English available).

You will be assigned a current student mentor throughout the program.  This will give you a chance to get to know another experienced student very well, and they will help guide you throughout the week’s experiences. You will also be paired with a mentor for your first semester. This program also allows you an opportunity to become next year’s student mentors!

iSuccess Promotional Video (YouKu video)
iSuccess Promotional Video