International Admissions & Student Services

CISO Thanksgiving Tournament 2015


The Exchange:
Holiday Meals in an American Home


The Exchange is a group of American & International students that gather to share food, culture and conversations. This group, sponsored on campus by Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM), invites all international students to enjoy a holiday meal with an American family during the Thanksgiving & Christmas season. 


For more information, please contact Beth Gardner at or call (251)344-5904. 


University of South Alabama’s International Admissions and Student Services is a fully staffed office devoted exclusively to our nearly 900 international students representing over 100 countries!

USA is a fully accredited University with over 82% of its faculty holding doctorate degrees. A large international student population, low cost of living, low tuition, state-of-the-art technical facilities, great location and climate makes USA the ideal institution for your educational pursuit.

At USA you can depend on:

     - English Learning Center Support Services
     - Personalized instruction with an average class size of 23
     - Active host family and community organization
     - Costs among the lowest of all comprehensive universities

The Office of International Services provides:

     - Individual Academic Counseling
     - Online Submission of INS Documents
     - On-Campus Evaluation of Transfer Credits
     - Assistance with Registration

International Student Activities:

The Council of International Students Organization (CISO) represents the social interests of International Students. The following are activities available for international students:

     - Trips to Various Areas of Interest
     - Regular Campus Meetings
     - Variety of International Organizations and Clubs
     - International Spring Festival
     - National and Regional Student Associations
     - Pizza Party
     - Int. Student Banquet Recognizing Outstanding International Students
     - Sports Events
     - Cultural Events


>>    Apply Online
Upon acceptance you will receive an acceptance packet. The packet contains valuable information regarding immigration, SEVIS requirements, arrival assistance, orientation, and important dates.

>>    Admissions Deadlines
The International Application for Admission and all required documents must be received no later than these established deadlines. Applications completed after the deadline will be considered for the next available session.

>>    Upcoming University Events


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