James Madison University International Study Center

James Madison University is committed to preparing students to learn, to grow and to lead. Our on-campus International Study Center (ISC) offers specially designed programs as a true testament to this commitment. International students at the ISC will be part of a supportive community that helps them fully integrate into American university life to share the Madison Experience!

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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.

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Housing services

All residence halls on the University campus are designed and maintained to provide a caring environment that encourages academic success, respect, personal growth and community responsibility.

    - JMU has 35 residence halls on campus.
    - 26 halls are reserved for freshman (first year) students.
    - Utilities and services (electricity, water, garbage, housekeeping) are covered by the rent.
    - Full meal plan included in residence hall price.

Library services

The JMU Libraries include the Carrier Library, the Music Library and Rose Library. JMU librarians work with academic departments to provide subject-specific library instruction, research consultation, and to develop collections. The award winning Information Literacy program provides students with skills for lifelong learning.

ICT services

Free wifi is accessible throughout the entire campus. There are currently over 25 computer labs accessible to every JMU students with both mac and pc computers. The Computing HelpDesk is available to answer any of your computing questions. Computing services also offers computing courses, tutorials, and instructional technology.

Medical services

There is a student Health Center on campus, staffed by professional Medical Doctors and Registered Nurses. All students visiting the Health Center are dealt with confidentially and efficiently, so you will receive the best care while studying with James Madison University.

Student Life

Campus life

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. .

Sports facilities

The Student Wellness & Outreach Office offers programs and speakers on many health topics, including:

    General wellness and nutritionDisordered eatingRelationshipsStress management.Individual and group counseling, referrals and crisis support services are available. The staff includes counselors, certified health educators and a registered dietitian, to ensure you receive the best support.

Student clubs

James Madison University offers more than 350 different student clubs and organizations. By joining these clubs you can easily make friends with American and other international students from over 70 countries around the world.

Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States


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