James Madison University International Study Center
The International Study Center (ISC) is based in the northeastern part of the beautiful University campus. It sits alongside other University departments and American students, so you'll feel part of the University community from your first day. As soon as you arrive at the ISC, staff are available to support and guide you through university life.
A campus location
The ISC is located opposite Memorial Hall, in the Memorial area of campus. This area includes a new baseball and softball field complex, 2 student art galleries, a costume shop, the Art Education Center, and studios, classrooms and computer labs used by the School of Art and Art History.
The Memorial Area is a 10-minute walk, or a short ride on the free campus bus service, from the central Bluestone area of campus, where the university library, health center and cinema are found.
Most of your English preparation classes, academic credit classes, and American culture classes are taught in university classrooms near the International Study Center. You will also have some lectures on other parts of the university campus, for instance, in JMU's Business School.
Modern study facilities
All ISC classrooms are equipped with everything you expect in a 21st Century classroom, including screens, projectors, computers, internet connection and interactive whiteboards.
You will use a computer program called Blackboard to submit homework and assignments, participate in discussions, and stay updated about coursework. The program will be shown to you when you join.
Why choose James Madison University?
James Madison University has all the advantages of a large public university in America, but the feel of a small, friendly community.
Being the change
JMU knows that success requires both intellect and action. You will be encouraged to participate in life outside of your studies, for a full and rich university experience.
The Madison experience
The University offers an unforgettable study experience, combining the very best of American education and college life. The University represents the perfect blend of focused learning and true university spirit. James Madison University is delighted to welcome international students and is committed to making you feel at home.
You will share a close relationship with the faculty (teaching staff), and the curriculum is innovative and lively. Students have a high level of involvement in the classroom, the lab and activities around and off campus. The Service Learning Program is nationally known for providing the opportunity to apply classroom learning to real world situations.
Alumni and career success
Graduates of James Madison University enjoy great success in further academic study, and in the professional world. You can take advantage of James Madison University's extensive career services, employment events and internship opportunities:
•International Career Week
•Optional Practical Training
•Career and job search services