Parents of International Students

Greetings Parents and Families of International Students,

We are honored that you and your student have chosen the University of the Arts. We are committed to offering all the services your student might need in order to have a successful intellectual and artistic college career at the University of the Arts. We look forward to hosting you on our exciting and creative campus in the heart of the beautiful and vibrant city Philadelphia.

Please feel free to contact me with any concerns, issues, or questions you might have about UArts.

Mara Flamm
Director, International Programs

International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation

ESL Institute

The English as a Second Language Institute (ESLI) helps improve reading, writing and oral English proficiency for international students through a specially designed curriculum that combines ESL and the arts.

ESL Institute

Placement & Academic English Courses

Placement & Academic English Courses

F-1 & J-1 Regulations and Forms

F-1 & J-1 Regulations and Forms
Parent Resources

Stay connected
Sign up to receive updates from UArts through our email newsletter for student support systems, Generations. Here, we’ll share important dates, University news, campus resource information, and advice and insight from other current UArts parents and families. 

Get to Know University Resources
Get to know the university resources available to your student by reviewing the JumpStart resource guide. In addition to listing the various offices and resources that are available to your student, there is also a helpful parent and family section with FAQs and information on supporting your student.

Get involved
Consider becoming a member of the Parent Council, a group of current and past UArts parents dedicated to advancing the University’s educational mission through fundraising and fostering awareness among all parents of the needs and programs of the school. 


The office of International Student Programs is located in Gershman Hall on the corner of Broad and Pine Streets.
(215) 717-6621

Mailing Address:
International Student Programs
The University of the Arts
320 Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102