Orientation

Day One

8/11/2021

Auburn Global Welcome
Office of International Programs
Setting Up Au Access
Bank Presentation

Day Two

8/12/2021

Academic Presentation
Student Services Overview
How to be a Successful Student
English Placement Test 1

Day Three

8/13/2021

Math Placement Test
Campus Safety
Housing, Dining, Insurance
COVID Test 1

Day Four

8/14/2021

English Placement Test 2
Major Exploration
Campus Involvement
Career Accelerator

Day Five

8/15/2021

COVID Test 2
Campus Tour

 

Health Immunization Form

FERPA waiver

Before You Arrive

Please visit this page to complete all of the required step need before you arrive. In addition to the FERPA waiver, Health Immunization Form, and Flight Detail Submission, and Payment Details, you will also find additional resources like the math placement practice test.

Frequently Asked Questions

Orientation is an important and mandatory part of your preparation to attend AU. Missing even one day could result in you missing important information about your classes and may result in a delay in your registration. If you have an urgent situation that requires you to miss orientation, please contact yi.wang@auburnglobal.org.

Students who are arriving on an F1 visa are permitted to arrive into the United States up to 30 days prior to the start of their program as listed on the I20. Please make sure you visit the Before You Arrive page to submit your arrival details.

Yes, we always look forward to welcoming students to Auburn. In order to complete this request, please submit a request to arrival@auburnglobal.org.

Yes, every student coming through Auburn Global is required to complete both an English proficency test and Math placement test. The tests results are used to ensure you are in the program track that best supports your needs.

Class schedules will be assigned during your orientation.

Academics

Academic Calendar

For more details, please visit: https://global.auburn.edu/academic-calendar/

Intake Fall 2021 Fall 2021 Session II Spring 2022 Summer 2022
Orientation August 11, 2021 October 06, 2021 January 05, 2022 May 12, 2022
Move-In August 10, 2021 October 05, 2021 January 04, 2022 May 11, 2022
Classes Begin August 16, 2021 October 11, 2021 January 12, 2022 May 18, 2022
Last Day of Semester December 10, 2021 December 10, 2021 May 06, 2022 August 05, 2022

In order to supoort your academic efforts, the Auburn Global Academic team hosts daily “office hours” in order to addrerss any questions or concerns you might have. To learn more about the time and place of these office hours please contact your Student Services Advisor.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, these services are funded through the university student fees which are included in your program cost.

Health & COVID-19

Vaccines are available to all Auburn University students who wish to receive one. This is not a requirement to be enrolled or attend classes at this time.

Anyone who has recently traveled outside of the United States will be required to self-quarantine for at least 5 days. During this time you will be required to take two COVID tests that show a negative result before quarantine can be completed.

For the most up to date information please visit: https://ahealthieru.auburn.edu/

Frequently Asked Questions

At this time Auburn University is not requiring students to be vaccinated in order to attend classes.

Quarantine is required for anyone who has recently travelled outside of the United States.

Students will be allowed to sel-quarantine in their apartments for at least 5 days with two negative COVID tests.

Both Moderna and Pfizer

The vaccine is available through Auburn University, East Alabama Medical Center, and various local pharmacies.

Job & Career Services

Many international student seek empyoment opportunities during their studies here at Auburn University. To learn more about working while studying please click here.

The Career Accelerator program—an exclusive service for students enrolled in Auburn Global—helps you develop your professional skills, get an internship, and launch your career. With opportunities in one of the most vibrant U.S. cities at your fingertips, your career path starts here.

https://calendly.com/jasonrickey

If interested in working for Auburn Global please speak to your Student Services Advisor.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may apply for a social security number ONLY if you have been offered a job on-campus or if you have been granted practical training (CPT or OPT) employment authorization (keep in mind that practical training options are generally not available to new students). A Social Security Number will be given to you for employment purposes only, NOT for purposes such as applying for credit cards, renting an apartment, etc.

Yes, but the total hours cannot exceed a maximum of 20 hours per week between both employers. You must obtain authorization from ISSS.

Scholarships & Finances

American higher education is quite expensive compared to that of other countries. This is a fact that you should be aware of as an international student.

International students are required to submit proof of sufficient funds to cover educational expenses in the U.S. in order to obtain a SEVS I-20. Having obtained an I-20, signing it and either entering the U.S. or filing a change of status to F-1 you agree to have funds available for the duration of your studies. It is important, therefore, that you responsibly plan and manage your finances.

External Organizations and Resources:

The Foundation Center
Is a non-profit organization that has a listing of grants for which some individuals may qualify.

Institute of International Education (I.I.E.)
May be able to provide information on scholarships, grants or programs for eligible international students.
May be able to provide information on scholarships, grants or programs for eligible international students.

Organization of American States (OAS)
If you are from Central or South America, OAS offers an interest free loan grant to eligible international students through the Leo Rowe Loan Fund. For more information on eligibility and application process, please contact RoweFund@oas.org.

College Board
Is a free online financial source for scholarships, grants, and loans for college-bound students, including international students wishing to study in the United States.

International Education Financial Aid
Is a free online scholarship resource for non-US citizens with disabilities.

Education USA
Is a free online searchable database of scholarships for international students.

International Student Loan
Requires a US citizen or permanent resident (Green Card holder) as a co-signer.

FinAid
Is a comprehensive Internet guide to financial aid. It contains sections pertaining to foreign students coming to the United States and U.S. students going abroad.

Florida Linkage Institutes
Is a Tuition Assistance Resource for Florida International University’s International Students.

International Students Organization in America
Maintains a useful financial aid web page.

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund – World Bank Volunteer Services
The World Bank, 1818 “H” St., NW, Room G-1000, Washington, DC 20433, Telephone: 202-473-8751, Fax: 202-676-0419
Eligibility: Women only

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Maintains a useful financial aid web page.

Online Directory of Scholarships and Grants
Has useful financial aid information.

Organization of American States
Department of Fellowship and Training Program, Washington, DC 20006, Telephone: (202) 458-3900, Email: scholarships@oas.org.

Peterson’s
Publishes a variety of books and directories.

The National Association of Financial Aid Administrators
Maintains a web page that lists financial resources for international students.

The National Science Foundation
Publishes a selected list of fellowships and other support opportunities for Advanced Education for United States Citizens and Foreign Nationals, 1993 edition (National Science Foundation). NSF 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA22230, Telephone: 703-306-1234.

United Nations
Fellowships Section, Office of Technical Cooperation of Development, United Nations, New York, 10017.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program
Xerox Corporation, Corporate Employment and College Relations, Xerox Square-026, Rochester, NW 14644

Refunds Generally. You must submit your refund request for all eligible refunds within 60 days of program completion, withdrawal, or dismissal. The request form can be found here. All refunds will be issued in U.S. Dollars, minus bank transfer and processing fees, including any fees incurred for a rejected payment, according to the exchange rate in place at the time of the refund. All eligible refunds will be processed when students complete, withdraw, or are dismissed from our program. This may be transferred to the student’s university account or processed as a refund directly to the student. Refunds are typically issued within 60 business days from receipt of completed form.

January 1 through April 15 is “Tax Season” in the United States. During this period, U.S. citizens, permanent residents and many non-immigrants must file income tax returns and other tax forms.

All international students, scholars and their dependents (F-1, F-2, J-1 and J-2 who have been in the United States the previous calendar year) who are non-residents for tax purposes MUST file tax Form 8843 regardless of whether they worked or not.

For more information, visit the Tax Responsibilities section on the ISSS Website.

Disclaimer
Remember! Auburn Global advisors are NOT experts in income taxes and thus, cannot advise or assist you in filing your returns. The information on this webpage is provided as a service to Auburn Global students. The information does not constitute tax advice and Auburn Global staff cannot assist with the preparation or completion of individual tax return forms.

Frequently Asked Questions

The only scholarship you are eligible to receive during your time at Auburn University is the one you may have been awarded by Auburn Global while completing you admission process.

Opening an account is a topic that is covered during orientation. During this presentation you will learn more about the types of accounts you can open and how they may benefit you.

Progression

Getting your new I-20

It is the responsibility of the student to remain in good standing which includes always having a valid I20. It is important to monitor the I20 expiration date and renew as needed. To renew your I20 or to recieve an updated I20 upon completion of your Auburn Global program, please use this form to submit your request and all necessary documents.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find your Ebill under the “My Finances” tab in your AU Access. To learn more about when payment is due please click here.

Yes you may! Please complete this form to request a housing extension.

Parking & Transport

Clubs & Organizations

Recreation

Visit this link for more information.