International Programs Department

Programs Benefiting our International Student Body

The International Programs Department (IPD) serves the needs of international students including Walton scholars, MK's and third culture students. The office also offers assistance with international student orientation, F-1 immigration regulations, and international education opportunities. IPD sponsors social and cultural activities to promote Intercultural awareness and understanding among the entire JBU community.

Mission Statement.

The International Programs Department of John Brown University supports students, faculty, and staff who will benefit from and contribute to the intercultural environment of JBU.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

IPD assists students, faculty, and staff in obtaining and maintaining the proper immigration status. Workshops are conducted on immigration, employment, and U.S. tax issues.

Walton International Scholarship Programs.

The Walton International Scholarship Program (WISP) awards 60 annual scholarships to students from Central America and Mexico. IPD attentively seeks to ensure growth and long-term success for its WISP scholars.

International Education.

IPD administers, in conjunction with the academic college or division, our Semester in Ireland Studies Program and a variety of JBU international summer studies programs. IPD also links students with international and domestic studies opportunities offered through the Council of Christian Colleges & Universities. Short-term international mission teams are coordinated by the Office of Christian Formation in partnership with the IPD.

Friendship Family Program

This program connects international students with a host family who will help in the adjustment process and contributes to students' success by providing care and support.


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