Global Engagement

Learn more about our initiatives to promote global engagement in our institution and in our community:

Office of Study Abroad

The Study Abroad Office provides study abroad trips for full year, single semester and summer experiences in other countries. These experiences provide students with the opportunity to explore other cultures while earning academic credit toward their Marshall University degree. The office secures and develops relationships with global institutions and study abroad programs including exchanges in Japan, South Korea, China, Cyprus, India, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, France, New Zealand and Mexico, among others. The wide range of opportunities and course options allow students to find a program that fits their needs while stretching themselves intellectually.

Teach in China Program

The Office of China Projects impacts both the Appalachian community as well as the Chinese community. The purpose of the projects are to provide Appalachian individuals with the necessary teaching skills along with the linguistic and cultural competencies for living and teaching in the People’s Republic of China.

International Festival

The annual exposition, running for over 50 years, features international foods, world music and dance and displays representing many different countries and cultures. The festival is open to the public and is free of charge to enter.

International Student Organization

International Student Organization invites you to join them for hosting events that represent your culture and engages others in interactions that are fun and supportive of the world we want to create. ISO is the opportunity to make new friends, collaborate with peers, and connect with the campus and community.



Contact Us

The Office of International Student Services staff is also available to help with any additional immigration-related issues you may have.  Contact us via email to schedule an appointment.

Office of International Student Services
Gillette Welcome Center 208

Phone: 304-696-6265


Lesli D. Burdette
Associate Director of Admission of International Student Services, DSO, ARO

Phone: 304-696-7250