International Student Programs provides support and advisory services for the international community of Davidson College.

Our office is dedicated to assisting international students in their adjustment to U.S. culture and education, to being a resource on immigration matters, to coordinating quality educational and social programming and much more.

Davidson’s international community includes dozens of dual/U.S. citizens raised abroad, non-U.S. citizens holding non-immigrant and immigrant visas, and 165 students from more than 50 countries on F-1 student visas supported by Davidson College’s International Student Programs.

New International Students Deciding whether and where to study in the United States is an exciting, challenging and important process. International students who decide to study at Davidson College can count on support from International Student Programs that is provided early and regularly throughout students’ preparation for their arrival in August. International Student Programs not only helps international students to prepare for and thrive while at Davidson, it helps the whole Davidson community to be one that is aware of and supportive of the needs of international students.

Government Regulations Understanding visa processes, rules and expectations can be intimidating. The International Student Programs team possesses not only visa expertise but also a steady, reassuring philosophy when it comes to educating and supporting international students throughout the entirety of their experience at Davidson and beyond.

The Host Family Program Provides a caring "home away from home" experience for Davidson's international students who would like to build a friendship with a local family. American families "adopt" international students to learn from them and to love them as sojourners in our country. The International Student Office matches families with international students from around the globe. All international students live on campus or in campus housing.

Alvarez Access Program

Through the generosity of the Alvarez family, the Alvarez Access Program reimagines the international student experience by providing funding for curricular and career-related experiences for international students.

Alvarez Access Program

Mail Service

We use eShipGlobal for mailing documents on behalf of returning international students.