International Student & Scholar Services, one of three units within the Capstone International Center of The University of Alabama, provides specialized services for international students, professors, research scholars, visitors, and their families. In addition to student and scholar visa support, International Student & Scholar Services conducts intensive orientation programs and provides vital information regarding U.S. immigration compliance as well as multicultural guidance and counseling. These are ongoing services that monitor individual progress and ensure compliance with Department of Homeland Security regulations.
Recognizing the importance of international student programming, International Student & Scholar Services coordinates a wide variety of student activities. These include weekly events such as international coffee hour, meetings of the international spouse group, and an academic and culture support group, as well as annual events such as a cultural retreat and international education week activities. International Student & Scholar Services also coordinates with the President’s Office for the annual President’s Welcome Reception for international students.
International Student & Scholar Services advises and assists the International Student Association, which represents all international students, and coordinates activities and events with the many nationality organizations on campus. Professional staff work closely with community groups such as Tuscaloosa’s International Friends (TIF), which is a host friendship program for community members and international students.
International Student & Scholar Services may be contacted by telephone at 205-348-5402; by fax at 205-348-5406; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by mail at The University of Alabama, International Services, Box 870254, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0254, USA. Offices are located in 105 B.B. Comer Hall.