Incoming International Students

Incoming International Students

International Education

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Learn more about Chen Shi (shown above) from Shandong, China. Shi, a sophomore nursing major is studying in Bloomsburg's nationally recognized nursing program.

Bloomsburg University offers the opportunities of a big university — less than a three-hour drive to New York City and four-hour drive to Washington, D.C. — with the personalized and friendly learning environment of a smaller school. International students will find it easy to transition to a new culture in the welcoming atmosphere of the cozy campus on the hill.

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What better way to "Unleash your Inner Husky" than through the variety of student life opportunities, from tackling a 30-foot indoor climbing wall or navigating an outdoor high ropes course to building life-long friendships in hundreds of student groups.

With more than 200 student clubs and organizations, there’s a group just for you — ranging from community service, faith, the arts, business, entertainment and athletics.

English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL) Institute

International students often discover they have not mastered the English language with proficiency to pass the TOEFL or IELTS and gain admission to a University in the United States. The ESOL Institute at Bloomsburg University is designed to address these issues and prepare international students for their studies in United States Universities. Overall, the ESOL Institute provides students with a running start of familiarity and confidence necessary to become an integral part of the campus community. Website:

Global Awareness Society International (GASI)

BU's chapter of Global Awareness Society International (GASI) is recognized as a regional agent of change for advancing cross-cultural understanding, sensitivity to the impact of globalization on the planet, and promotion of partnerships between educational institutions, business and non-government organizations (NGOs) to solve world issues. Learn more!