International Students and Studying Abroad

The International Programs office oversees two key aspects of JBU life: incoming international students and outgoing study abroad and missions programs.

If you are an international student or missionary kid, welcome! International students make up about twenty percent of JBU’s student body. Take a look at the links above or contact Christa Blackstone,, international admissions counselor, with any questions you may have.

At JBU, we believe that international studies are important for growth as students and Christians. Every year, over a hundred JBU students study abroad. Check out the links above or contact Mindi Stevenson,, International Education Coordinator, for more information about our study abroad programs.

Our Mission

The International Programs department of John Brown University has a two-fold mission.

We seek to identify qualified international students who will benefit from and contribute to the multicultural environment of JBU, to encourage international students at JBU in their pursuit of a holistic education according to JBU’s motto of head, heart, and hands, and to produce loyal and productive JBU alumni.

We strive to broaden the JBU experience through the International Studies and International Missions programs and to develop Christ-centered and globally-aware students who can engage with people from all backgrounds in order to impact the world for Christ.