Welcome Orediggers F-1 VISA Start Here to learn more about applying for an F-1 Visa. J-1 VISA Start Here to learn more about applying for an J-1 Student Visa. Pre-Arrival Checklist Click here for monthly checklist! Complete all of the steps to prepare for your arrival to the US. This checklist will make it easy to check off the mandatory steps to becoming a Mines student. International Orientation Fall--August 15, 2018 It is required for all students to attend International Student Orientation (ISO).