Office of International Students and Visiting Scholars | OISVS

The Office of International Students and Visiting Scholars is committed to supporting Abilene Christian University’s international student and scholar population as valuable members of our community.  Here, you’ll find valuable information about visas, travel, work and ways to be involved.

The Office of International Students and Visiting Scholars is committed to supporting Abilene Christian University’s international student and scholar population as valuable members of our community.  Here, you’ll find valuable information about visas, travel, work and ways to be involved.

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Incoming Students

We want you to be set for success from your first day as a member of the Wildcat family. Look here for information regarding arrivals, getting settled in the U.S., making your way to campus and more.

Visiting Scholars

We look forward to welcoming you to campus and are ready to work with you and your incoming department to be sure your arrangements are set.

ACU Departments & Faculty

OISVS is able to help our campus partners best prepare for incoming students and visiting scholars by meeting national guidelines and expectations while offering the full ACU experience.

OISVS provides immigration advising and application assistance related to F-1 and J-1 students and scholars. Please contact an immigration attorney for advice or information regarding other non-immigrant categories.

You are responsible for understanding and following the immigration information given to you by ACU and the Department of Homeland Security. Advice for each individual depends on your particular situation. The best way to receive accurate information is to speak with an ACU advisor about your situation.

U.S. immigration regulations are subject to change at any time. The immigration information on this website is general and 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.