International Student Services (ISS)

Students studying outside

The Cultural Resource Center facilitates international orientation, community building, and student programming. Workshops and counseling on culture shock and healthy transitions are also provided. The Cultural Resource Center is a critical part of linking international students to each other and the larger campus. Whether performing in Chapel, hosting a dinner, putting on a dance, watching an international film or just hanging out, the Cultural Resource Center creates space for International Students to find themselves, be comfortable, and share their experiences and culture.

An international student is a citizen of another country, a U.S. citizen who has lived in another country, or a U.S. permanent resident.

Learn more about the admission process.

Maintaining Your Status

(Required of all International Students including undergraduates, graduate programs, and adult studies.)

  1. Update your international student documents (I-20 and Passport) every semester.
  2. Comply with all international student class registration requirements:
    • Register for a full course of study.
  3. Comply with international student work requirements:
    • Do not work without authorization.
    • Do not work more than 20 hours a week total on campus during the academic year.
  4. Update Brent Doster ( within 10 days of any change to your phone number or address.
  5. Notify Brent Doster ( of changes to major, level of study, funding or if you are planning to transfer to another Institution.
  6. Maintain an open line of communication with the CRC. Check your AU email.
  7. Insurance is required by all International Students.
  8. Obtain a travel signature prior to international travel. This travel signature stays valid for one year. Contact Brent Doster ( or Michael Thigpen for the signature.

View the Study in the States web page. It has information on how to stay in status plus much more.


Your AU Story Begins Now

Growing up in a third-culture family, the idea of home has been inconsistent and blurry for me for a very long time. Anderson has allowed me to explore and to redefine what home means for me. I have found a community of friends and mentors that I can call my own, and they continually push me and challenge me to integrate my past with my present. AU has become one of my families these last few years, and it’s a good family to be a part of.

Jean Manners BA ’16