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International Student

Discover what The Ashland Promise means for you

The Ashland Promise expresses for International students in the following ways:

1. We teach you how to think, not what to think.

2. You will have the opportunity to create an education plan that ensures your ability to integrate into the community, adjust to the culture, navigate visa and residency details and graduate in a timely matter. 

3. Ashland University is regularly ranked nationally among the best private universities in the Midwest—as well as one of the most affordable, a distinction that we promise will continue into the future.

4. You will have personalized mentorship throughout your educational journey through our commitment to Accent on the Individual. Our faculty and staff promise to guide you toward reaching your goals and help you become the person you were meant to be.

5. We promise a welcoming, open and diverse campus community, guided by our Christian heritage and a culture of dignity and respect. 

6. You will be given the opportunity to have at least one relevant internship or applied learning experience during your educational experience at Ashland University.

7. You will have the opportunity to learn to lead through joining clubs, organizations and other curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.

8. We will assist you in achieving whatever outcome you are seeking in furthering your education, whether that be advancement in your current career, a new job or admittance into a graduate or doctoral program. Part of this lifelong commitment to you includes access to career and life calling services for life. The Ashland Eagle community stretches across the globe, and once you’re part of it, it’s a lifelong relationship.

International students come to Ashland University to learn both in the classroom and across the campus and community of Ashland. Beyond all the academic ambitions and cultural experiences, our international students come here to truly experience the world. When you travel to a new country for education, you need your experience to be incredibly immersive and framed in by a good support system—both structurally and socially.

The Ashland Promise positions you to take that next step with confidence. We will work with you from day one to develop a culture immersion plan that includes clubs to join, programs and events and connecting you with lifelong friends. From there, together we will create a personalized plan for your education and connect you with life-changing mentors. We will guide you as you navigate the requirements of your visa both while you’re a student and as you take your next step after graduation. Finally, you will be an important part of our diverse campus community filled with transformative experiences that’s meant to teach you how to think, not what to think. Your next step here at Ashland University will help stretch, grow and guide you to whatever your amazing future looks like after your time at Ashland.

Being an Ashland Eagle means a commitment well beyond graduation. We are deeply invested in your success beyond your time here and will assist you in achieving whatever outcome you are seeking after graduation, whether that means a new job, advancing in your current career or admittance into a graduate program. From your university application to job acceptance and beyond, you’re an Eagle for life, and that’s a bond that cannot be broken.

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