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The International Student Orientation is offered each fall and spring semester and provides international students with valuable information about maintaining their visa status, navigating the APSU campus, and adjusting to American life.
Each fall, events are sponsored during International Education Week such as International Night that feature food and music from world cultures representing APSU’s international student population, study-abroad programs and exchange programs. This event is one of the largest events held at APSU with an average of 700 guests and participants.
International Education ends the academic year with the Global Govs Recognition Banquet in the spring which honors international students and study-abroad and exchange program participants. Honored students are given a friendship pin or graduation stole.
The Office of International Education invites you to join the Bridge Program. The Bridge Program is an organization of both international students and American students enrolled at APSU. It is designed to help international students explore American culture and history while teaching First Friends (APSU American students) about the culture and history of international students. This is accomplished through monthly discussions, educational activities and group excursions. First Friends help international students navigate campus life and culture. International students interested in participating in the Bridge Program and participating in discussions, activities or excursions with First Friends must complete the application. Previous international students wishing to re-apply must also complete this application by the appropriate deadline. Get the online application here: Bridge Program International Student Application
During special sessions, the Office of International Education counsels students on topics such as student visa regulations, work opportunities, health and housing. Contact the Office of International Education for more information.
International Student Organization (ISO) With a membership that includes both international and American students, the ISO supports international students and campus activities, including International Night. Please contact Paige Williams for more information.
International Learning Community This is an organization for American students who are studying foreign languages and international students. Students who are selected to be involved in the International Learning Community participate in weekly activities such as making French crepes, playing the Hispanic game Perudo, watching non-English films, etc. These activities are designed to enhance the student's knowledge of world cultures and languages. There is limited space. Please contact the Office of International Education for more information.
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