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International Student Services



Ball State University’s International Student Services strives to create an environment that enhances the academic experience of international students and scholars by providing the highest levels of knowledge and expertise in advising, immigration services, advocacy, and programming to the Ball State campus community. As a unit of the Rinker Center for International Programs, we are the campus office devoted to international students, scholars, faculty and staff. 



   


Services

  • Conducting a wide variety of programs and events contributing to international education and intercultural awareness through educational, social, and cross-cultural programs for the Ball State and Muncie community such as the Friendship Family program, Culture Exchange, Speaker Bureau and I-Fest
  • Hosting comprehensive orientation programs for accepted/admitted international students and international scholars
  • Academic support for international students through advising, mentoring, program planning and skill development
  • Advising and support for incoming international exchange students
  • Advising support for nonimmigrant students, visiting scholars, and  international faculty and staff
  • Training and support for university departmental faculty and staff
  • Skilled visa document production for nonimmigrant students, visiting scholars, and international faculty and staff
  • Processing of all F-1, J-1 and H-1B immigration requests and benefits such as travel, employment requests, program extensions, change of status applications, dependent services, and transfer requests.
  • Providing useful information sessions on various topics including immigration subjects, academic advising and special program advising.  
 


Foreign Student Advising

Foreign Student Advisors are available by appointment on a daily basis Monday - Friday.  To schedule an appointment, please call our main office at (765) 285-5422. 
 


Advising for Visiting Scholars, International Faculty and Staff

Due to the complex nature of these cases, we kindly request you to make a one-hour appointment by calling our main office at (765) 285-5422.