International Graduate Students
The Graduate School Welcomes International Students!
For students coming to the U.S. from another country, we realize there can be specific concerns for internationals, not only as you prepare to begin your journey to Auburn, but also once you arrive and are living in a culture different from your own.
In this section, we have included information that should be helpful to you as an international student. We encourage you to review the sections below, which offers guidance for various steps along your journey. Many international students have found the campus and the broader community surrounding Auburn University to be a true “home away from home.” An invaluable way to learn about life in the U.S. and Auburn is to connect with current international students, which you can do by contacting one or more representatives from various international student organizations.
Visit here for a list of contacts from international student organizations at Auburn University.
Airport Shuttle Service
During designated days prior to the start of Fall and Spring semesters, the Graduate School offers a shuttle service from Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to Auburn University. For more information, see our Airport Shuttle Registration page.
Temporary Housing Program
In partnership with Auburn University Housing, The Graduate School will launch a new program for Fall 2018 to accept applications for temporary on-campus housing for newly enrolled international graduate students while they seek permanent accommodations. Space is limited, and applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis. For more details, check out our HOST Program webpage.
Prior to departure from your country, consider helpful recommendations offered by current international students. Click on our Planning Your Travel to Auburn page for useful tips before you travel.
Check in with the Office of International Programs.
Upon arrival, international students must complete check-in and orientation with AU International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), which is housed within the Office of International Programs (OIP) on the 2nd level of Foy Hall. You can register in advance for check-in/orientation sessions.
Now that you have arrived in Auburn after a long journey,
you can begin to make necessary connections on campus, as well as explore many opportunities for campus life. See our Campus Resources page for helpful instructions.
Living in Auburn
Since Auburn will be your new place of residence, you will want to determine where to live, shop, and conduct personal business as well as how to get from place to place. To learn about housing, transportation, and other life concerns, check out our Settling In page.
Find Local Resources
As you are settling in, you will want to learn local options for banking, cellular service, grocery needs, utility services, and other personal business. For additional information about local resources, see our Local Resources page.