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The Hampton University international students' community includes over 70 students from numerous foreign countries and five continents.

Hampton University International

Under the auspices of the School of Education and Human Development, the International Office oversees all matters related to international educational programs and activities at the university. The International Office provides oversight and management for study abroad programs, student foreign exchange programs, international students, and advises faculty on related grants opportunities and scholarly exchanges.

The office houses the Designated School Official (DSO) and the Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) to assist Hampton University international students in complying with regulations of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Special orientation programs and workshops for international students and scholars are provided to assist international students in maintaining their visa status as they pursue their degrees. Topics include enrollment requirements and the time frame for completing your program of study, special registrations that may be required from time-to-time; permission to work under certain authorized circumstances, travel regulations, tax information and other important matters.

The International Office serves as a one-stop service facility for the entire Hampton University campus focused on coordinating global educational outreach, international student affairs and issues, cross-cultural social activities and international academic enrichment opportunities for all students, faculty and the community at-large. In addition, the International Office offers referrals on related issues such as international student activities, community outreach and individual and group assistance with the many cultural aspects of studying in a foreign country.

International Students Forms & Documents

External Scholarships and Grant Assistance for International Students

Study Abroad: Programs and Resources


How to Select a Program

  1. Request a copy of the Study Abroad Procedures ( internationaloffice@hamptonu.edu) or review program options by browsing materials in the International Office, Room 130 Phenix Hall.
  2. Discuss your options with Mrs. Ebony Majeed, ARO/DSO.
  3. Apply to the program/s of your choice.
  4. Follow Hampton University procedures to register for study abroad and arrange for your transfer credit.
  5. Request a meeting with your financial aid advisor regarding the use of federal financial aid for studies abroad.
  6. Students looking to receive transfer credit from an international internship should visit the Internship Office within the Career Center before applying to the internship.
  7. Complete Study Abroad forms.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Earn Credits Towards Your Degree

Depending on your program choice, you may earn credit toward your degree and graduate on time. Consult your academic advisor and the International Office to be sure that your study abroad courses will meet HU degree requirements.

Spanish Majors

Fulfill your study abroad requirement through programs in Spanish-speaking countries.

Additional International Options

Interested in internships or service-centered international opportunities? Contact the International Office for information.

What Else Should I Know?

Check with your major department to see if any study abroad experiences are being planned for your academic program. Existing programs are offered, for example, by the Department of Architecture.

Procedures vary depending on the program you choose. Be sure to follow the timeline for the program you have selected.

Review the program budget carefully and be sure you understand your financial responsibilities and payment deadlines.

* Reminder: Make an appointment with your Financial Aid Advisor to review procedure for applying your aid to study abroad on approved programs.