Multicultural Affairs - For International Students

International Student Orientation

A program to ease an international student's transition to living and studying in the United States. International Student Orientation is provided as a supplement to the New Student Orientation, and participation in both orientation programs is required for F-1 Visa & BCA (Study Abroad) students. Click here for the entire schedule. 

Advising and Student Resources

The Director of Intercultural Services helps international students stay in compliance with current immigration, taxation, and institutional regulations while being successful students. The Director provides assistance with the USCIS paperwork, academic and personal counseling.

    Other Information

    Social Security Card

    Registering for a card when you find a job

    Driver License Indiana
    Needed to legally operate a motor vehicle in the U.S.

    Student Organizations

    There are at least forty (40) student-run organizations available at Manchester University. There are five (5) organizations that are associated with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and may be of interest to new students are:

    Jean Childs Young Intercultural Center

    Located at 701 E. College Ave, North Manchester, IN, the Jean Childs Young Intercultural Center serves ALL students of Manchester University by offering a space to study, exchange knowledge, relax and share time with other students of various backgrounds and interests. Its name sake comes from Jean Childs Young '54, first Black May Day queen and civil rights activist.  She was also married to long time civil rights leader Andrew Young, former ambassador to the United Nations and first Black mayor of Atlanta, GA. 

    It also serves as a meeting place to several student organizations (Asian Awareness Association; African Students Association; Black Student Union; Hispanos Unidos; Manchester University International Association; United Sexualities and Genders).

    The Center contains a lounge area with a bumper pool table. There is a large kitchen, cable tv, and three bathroom. There are several offices (Director, Assistant Director, Multicultural Affairs Programmers), and the LCC (Library/Conference/Computer lab), a study room for small groups or individual students to work independently or collaboratively on projects.

    Office of Career Services Links

    • Job Search: Visit with Career Services with assistance in this area
    • Employment Visas: Need a job? There are different types of VISAs required


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