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    • Image of International Student Orientation: August 9

      International Student Orientation: August 9

      A special orientation for incoming international students is held the week before each semester. 
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      International Stories: Hong Kong

      March 30, 7 pm at Harry's, hear exchange students describe their first hand experience during the Umbrella Revolution. 
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    International Students

    photo of international student at graduation

    International students are an important part of the Samford University community. From your first orientation until graduation, the Global Engagement Office is a primary resource and advocate for you at Samford. We are committed to providing support and assistance necessary for you to achieve your educational goals. Our goal is to help international students transition to and thrive at Samford University.


    • Orientation programs to introduce international students, faculty, staff and family members to the university and the Birmingham area
    • Notary public service
    • Events and activities throughout the year
    • The International Chronicle, an ongoing e-mail listserv notifying the community of important visa regulatory information along with Samford news and happenings
    • The International Student Newsletter, a weekly email notification of upcoming events and other issues pertaining to the international community at Samford.

    News & Events

    International Stories

    International Stories

    International Stories is regular event that highlights global students at Samford. If you are interested in participating in International Stories for Fall 2015, please email geo@samford.edu.

    International Christmas

    Intercultural Events

    Our office sponsors regular international events throughout the school year. International students have an opportunity to share their culture and connect with students from the U.S. and around the world. Look for event announcements on the university calendar, the International Student Newsletter and on Twitter (@samfordintl).

    International Education Week

    International Education Week

    International Education Week 2014 was a great success! Thank you for everyone who participated. International Education Week 2015 will be Nov. 16–20.

    Financial Aid & Student Employment

    Federal financial aid is not available to undergraduate international students. However, part-time work of 20 hours per week is allowed on campus. All on-campus employment must first be approved by our office. See a current list of on-campus employment opportunities.

    For further assistance with these areas, please contact the Global Engagement Office in Brooks Hall 221 at 205-726-2741.

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    Have Questions?
    Get in Touch:

    Ashley Gassner
    International Student and Scholar Coordinator
    Global Engagement Office