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Hello! Hola! Bonjour! Privet! Hej! Guten tag! Ni hao! Konnichiwa!
Welcome to Rockford!


At Rockford University, we welcome students from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Our international students may represent diverse cultures, but they share one thing in common – the desire to think, act and change the world.
 
Office of International Student & Scholar Services 
ISSS helps prepare RU's students, faculty and community constituents for active participation in a rapidly changing global society by internationalizing our campus and curriculum, facilitating experiential learning opportunities, and developing our international partnerships to achieve RU's strategic objectives.
 
Mission statement of the ISSS
Create a supportive and interactive learning environment that celebrates multiculturalism by bringing all of Rockford University's diverse student body together, in such a way that the academic as well as
extra-curricular experiences of all students are enhanced and enjoyed.
 
Services provided by the ISSS:
  • Assist both U.S. and International students in realizing their dreams of studying abroad 
  • Services related to U.S. immigration regulations
  • International student orientation
  • International student academic advising and support
  • Tax assistance for international students 
  • Translation and interpretation referrals 
Why Rockford University?

Rockford University, located just 90 minutes from Chicago, is a great place to experience the United States and gain an exceptional education.


A four-year, private liberal arts university, Rockford University offers a variety of programs and services. Over 80 majors, minors and concentrations, small class sizes, wireless internet, and on-campus housing and food service are just the beginning.

Rockford University is an institution which values global and ethnic diversity. Today, students from a variety of different states and countries call Rockford home.

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Who is classified as an international applicant?

  • A student requiring an F-1 Student Visa to study in the U.S.
  • An undocumented student
  • A holder of an "Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any one of the following designations: "Refugee,” "Asylum Granted,” "Parolee” or "Cuban-Haitian Entrant”
International Students at Rockford University

Cui Zheng

Home Country:
China
Program of study/major: Nursing

Why did you choose RU?

My friend introduced this university to me. The nursing major is great here.

Read more about Cui

Amour Muro

 Amour Muro

Home Country:
Tanzania
Program of study/major: Economics

Why did you choose RU?
It's Liberal arts university that is small and focused on its students.

Read more about Amour


Mariana Rosas

Home country:
Mexico City, Mexico
Program of Study/major: Spanish / Psychology

Why did you choose RU?

I chose Rockford University because of the home like feeling, even away from home. The staff is great as well as the students, very cozy friendly environment.


Read more about Mariana


Contact us
for more information:

Todd Fleming
Director, International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)
001-815-349-5112
cell 001-815-348-9839
fax 001-815-226-4144
Rebecca Miziniak
Admission Counselor
International Admission Specialist
001-815-226-3382
RMiziniak@rockford.edu

Samuel Bandy

Director of ISSS
001-815-394-4138
SBandy@rockford.edu
 
Office of Graduate Studies
001-815-226-4040
 

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