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2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Center for International Education

Dr. Daniel Norton, Associate Vice President, Center for International Education
118 College Drive, Box 5069
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

The Center for International Education coordinates programs and services that extend the university to our local and global communities. The office provides intensive English language instruction, administers the university’s extensive study abroad programs, and coordinates international admissions and student services for international students and scholars.

The center is operationally divided into Study Abroad, International Recruitment and Admissions, International Student and Scholar Services and the English Language Institute.

Study Abroad

Sarah Egerer, Director
118 College Drive, Box 5069
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Fax: 601.266.5699

The Office of Study Abroad administers a variety of programs providing students with long-term and short-term opportunities to study abroad for academic credit. Short-term programs include the following:

Austria: Music in Vienna
Belize: Tropical Ecology in Belize
Canada: Forensic Science Field Studies
Cuba: History and Social Work
Ecuador: Tropical Ecology in the Galapagos
England: The USM British Studies Program
France: French in France
France: Reformation and International Law
Germany: International Performing Arts Institute in Germany (IPAI)
Italy: Justice and Human Rights
Italy: Opera Festival di Roma
Japan and South Korea: Business and Culture
Spain: Spanish in Spain
Spain: Summer Teacher Institute

Semester and year-abroad exchanges:

Belgium: Institut Supérieur de Traducteurs et Interprètes
England: Exeter University
England: Keele University
France: The USM Château Program in Strasbourg
France: Université d’Orléans
France: Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur
Germany: Universität Bonn
The Netherlands: The Hague University
Peru: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Spain: Semester in Spain at Universidad de Cádiz
Spain: Universidad de Cádiz
Spain: Universidad de Jaén
Spain: Universidad de Alcalá de Henares
Wales: Swansea University

In addition, a student teaching practicum in England is offered in the fall and spring semesters for education majors.

International Recruitment and Admissions

Petra Marlin, Director
118 College Drive, Box 5135
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

The Office of International Recruitment and Admissions coordinates all aspects of international graduate and undergraduate admissions. The office processes all international applications, evaluates foreign academic credentials and issues the appropriate immigration documents. This office disseminates USM information to foreign schools, U.S. embassies and international organizations and oversees all international recruiting.

International Student and Scholar Services

Suzanne Omran, Director
118 College Drive, Box 5151
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Fax: 601.266.4898

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) coordinates all facets of international student and scholar services for the University. ISSS provides counseling on immigration regulations, personal matters, and cultural adjustment. The ISSS Office also serves as a coordinator for intercultural programming for the campus and community.

This office also provides information to, and immigration documents for, research scholars invited by USM departments to participate in limited research opportunities.

English Language Institute

Ann Morris, Director
118 College Dr., Box 5065
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Fax: 601.266.5723

The English Language Institute (ELI) delivers intensive academic English instruction for international students as well as for local residents for whom English is a second language. Full-time study is 25 hours a week. Terms are eight weeks in duration. The program accommodates students from beginning to advanced language proficiency.

The ELI fosters cross-cultural awareness within the university and the community by offering ELI students opportunities for interaction with native English speakers, both on and off campus. Founded in 1947, the ELI is among the oldest English language institutes in the United States. The program is a member of the University and College Intensive English Programs Consortium (UCIEP).