International Services, located within the Capstone International Center of The University of Alabama, provides specialized services for international students, professors, research scholars, visitors, and their families. International Services conducts intensive orientation programs and provides vital information regarding U.S. Immigration compliance as well as multicultural guidance and counseling. These are ongoing services that monitor individual progress according to Department of Homeland Security regulations.
Great emphasis is placed on international student programming. International Services coordinates a wide variety of student activities such as a weekly international coffee hour, an annual international education week, and an annual “Welcome” reception for international students at the President’s Mansion.
Professional staff members advise and assist the International Student Association, which represents all international students and the many nationality organizations on campus. Professional staff work closely with community groups such as the Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa, which sponsors the Rotary International Student Center, an on-campus residence for male and female students and a gathering place that fosters international friendships. Tuscaloosa’s International Friends (TIF) sponsors a friendship family program for international students.
International Services may be contacted by telephone at (205) 348-5402, by fax at (205) 348-5406, and by mail at The University of Alabama, International Services, Box 870254, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0254, USA. Offices are located in 105 B.B. Comer Hall.