Welcome to Union University!
Union is home to approximately sixty international students that represent over thirty different countries. We believe that having international students on Union University's campuses not only increases diversity awareness among the student population, but also provides additional experiences and insight for everyone, including employees, students, and the community. As a people-focused university that seeks to value others, internationals students provide a way in which students, as well as faculty and staff, have the opportunity to develop sensitivity to cultural differences and to acquire the skills needed to become competent global citizens. Therefore, from the bottom of our hearts, we are excited that you have decided to join us. Welcome to Union!
International Student Advisor
Institute for International and Intercultural Studies
International Student Orientation | August 13-16, 2013
International FOCUS is a 4-day orientation program designed specifically for new international students to help ease the transition into both life in the US and study at Union. During this relaxed time, you will attend helpful workshops that will provide both practical and formative information about your new role as student at Union, as well as be introduced to your new home in Jackson. You will be lead by both Union staff as well as International FOCUS leaders, who are current students who have been interviewed, specifically picked, and thoroughly trained to provide you with the most exciting and informational experience during your first few days at Union. We can't wait to meet you!
Pre-Arrival Handbook for New International Students
Before you arrive to Union University, please take a few moments and review our Pre-Arrival Handbook The purpose of this document is to assist you, in preparing to leave your homeland and to arrive in a new area. This information will assist you in arranging your travel to the United States and in planning your educational career at Union University.
Pre-Arrival Handbook (.pdf)
Union University International Student Handbook
This is an essential handbook for all current Union University international students. You will find helpful information about the International Student Office, your legal rights as an F-1 international student, campus and community resources, and helpful tips for getting around Jackson, TN.