Jul 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Center for International Education

Dr. Daniel Norton, Associate Provost and 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 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, and International Student and Scholar Services.

Study Abroad

Amy Linden, 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 and Rome
Belize: Tropical Ecology in Belize
England: The British Studies Program
England: Luckyday Leadership
France: French in France
Germany: Honors Abroad
Ireland:Crime and Politics
Ireland: Internships Abroad
Italy: Business and Culture
Italy: Church and State
Italy: Human Rights and Social Justice
Italy: Italian Interiors
Spain: Spanish in Spain




Semester and year-abroad exchanges:

Belgium: Université Libre de Bruxelles
England: Keele University
England: University of Birmingham
France: The USM Château Program in Strasbourg
France: Université d’Orléans
Germany: Universität Bonn
Ireland: NUI Galway
The Netherlands: The Hague University
Peru: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Spain: Semester in Spain
Spain: Universidad de Cádiz
Spain: Universidad de Jaén
Spain: Universidad de Alcalá de Henares
Wales: Swansea University

In addition, a student teaching practicum in various locations around the world 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

Dr. Leah McSorley, 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 schools to participate in limited research opportunities.