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Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange

Whether you are looking for a way to keep your international experience alive or get a taste of what it would be like to go overseas, there are plenty of great opportunities to get involved on campus!

Keep An Eye Out for Events Happening On Campus
Don’t forget that there are always tons of exciting lecturers, films, gatherings, performances and other events happening on campus that have international flair! Make sure to check the events with keywords "study abroad" on the U of A Calendar for all of the great things going on throughout the year.

Be an Exchange Pal
Help befriend new international exchange students during their semester or year at U of A. For more information, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (479) 575-7582 or

Be a Conversation Partner
Spring International Language Center (SILC) students often request conversation partners to work on “everyday” English. To volunteer contact SILC at or check out

Become a Cross Cultural Mentor for International Student Orientation at the U of A
Guide new international students through orientation and help them become familiar with campus. For more information contact the International Student and Scholars Office at (479) 575-5003 or

Be a Campus Cousin and/or a Friendship Family
This is a great way for you and your whole family to get involved and learn about other cultures and viewpoints. For more information contact the International Student and Scholars Office at

Become a Member of the International Culture Team (ICT)
Typically comprised of around 50 graduate and undergraduate students representing over 30 countries, this team offers global education to schools at all grade levels, as well as businesses and community organizations throughout Northwest Arkansas. For more information contact the International Student and Scholars Office at (479) 575-5003 or



Learning isn't limited to classrooms at the University of Arkansas. Our students interview Tibetan refugees in India, study art and history at our U of A Rome Center, analyze business trends in Ireland and participate in community development in Belize and Mozambique.

International experiences expand students' understanding of their world. Options abound, with programs that last from two weeks up to a full year abroad and the U of A has one of the largest endowments of any public university in the nation providing scholarships for study abroad.

Our Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange helps students with step-by-step preparations ranging from program selection to funding options through pre-departure activities and returning back to campus.

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