Center for International Education

International Student and Scholar Services

International students will receive the following support from the International Center, specifically the International Student Advisor:

  • Advising, counseling and referral as needed.
  • Orientation services.
  • Advocacy of international student concerns on behalf of the students with the college administration.
  • Immigration services communicating with various Federal agencies (State Department, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) IRS ).
  • Advising and authorizing internship opportunities such as curricular practical training, post-completion optional practical training and graduate school options.
  • Advising two very active student clubs, the Cosmopolitan Club and the African Students Association.
  • Providing programming and support necessary during the summer and academic breaks.
  • Liaison with the International Friendship Program participants and the organizing committee.
  • Assist with multi-cultural programs on campus and in the community with the international students and International Center programs.
  • Serve as liaison/mediator between various departments and international students.

Countries Represented at Berea College

In a typical year, Berea College has about 120 international students from approximately 70 countries around the world. The following list illustrates the variety of countries represented at Berea and is not intended to indicate where our current students are from:

Afghanistan
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaiján
Bangladesh
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Cameroon
China
Dominican Republic
Ethiopia
Gabon
The Gambia
Germany
Ghana
Grenada
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iran
Jamaica
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lesotho
Liberia
Lithuania
Macedonia
Malawi
Malaysia
Mauritius
Mexico
Mongolia
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Nigeria
Palestine
Peru
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Slovak Republic
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Tibet
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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