International Students

photo of international student at graduation

International students are an important part of the Samford University community. From your first orientation until graduation, the Global Engagement Office is a primary resource and advocate for you at Samford. We are committed to providing support and assistance necessary for you to achieve your educational goals. Our goal is to help international students transition to and thrive at Samford University.


  • Orientation programs to introduce international students, faculty, staff and family members to the university and the Birmingham area
  • Events and activities throughout the year

News & Events

International Stories

International Stories

International Stories is regular event that highlights global students at Samford. If you are interested in participating in International Stories for Fall 2015, please email

International Christmas

Intercultural Events

Our office sponsors regular international events throughout the school year. International students have an opportunity to share their culture and connect with students from the U.S. and around the world. Look for event announcements on the university calendar.

Financial Aid & Student Employment

Federal financial aid is not available to undergraduate international students. However, part-time work of 20 hours per week is allowed on campus. All on-campus employment must first be approved by our office. See a current list of on-campus employment opportunities.

For further assistance with these areas, please contact the Global Engagement Office in Brooks Hall 221 at 205-726-2741.

Have Questions?
Get in Touch

International Student and Scholar Coordinator
Global Engagement Office
(205) 726-2741