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Office of International Students and Visiting Scholars

Welcome to the Office of International Students and Visiting Scholars (OISVS). Our mission is to facilitate high-quality, life-changing opportunities for cross-cultural learning that have Christ at the center. We do this by offering immigration services to F and J international students and scholars, enhancing students’ academic experiences through advising and advocacy, and by conducting programs to help foster and develop cultural humility within our students, faculty and staff.

ACU is approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to host F-1 international students, and by the U.S. Department of State to host J-1 exchange visitor students, short-term scholars, scholars and professors.

Immigration Information

The Office of International Students and Visiting Scholars at ACU will provide immigration advising and application assistance related to F-1 and J-1 students and scholars at ACU. Please contact an immigration attorney for advice or information regarding other non-immigrant categories.

Some ACU policies may vary with other schools and universities. Each student is responsible to understand and follow the immigration information given to them by their sponsoring institution and the Department of Homeland Security. Advice for each student depends on his or her particular situation. The best way to receive accurate information as an international student at ACU is to speak with an advisor from ACU about your situation. U.S. immigration regulations are subject to change at any time.

The immigration information in this website is general and is intended for current and prospective students and scholars of Abilene Christian University. It should not be taken as legal advice. Please contact an immigration attorney if legal advice is needed.