International Students

We hope that international graduate and professional students at UA take advantage of all the activities and resources available to them. The best way to feel comfortable at UA and Tuscaloosa is to get involved with your community. This could mean participating in departmental, school, Graduate Student Services, or GSS events. This could mean exploring your neighborhood. For example, visit your local green spaces, cafes, and farmers markets.

New International Students

  • You must check-in with International Student Services (
  • ISSS also hosts events for new international students.
  • Graduate Student Services hosts general New Graduate Student Orientation (provide link)
  • A wonderful resource provided by ISS is the International Student Handbook (