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AU welcomes international students

WILMORE, Ky. — Next week, the Asbury University campus will be filled with hundreds of freshmen, meeting those that will become life-long friends and mentors. But today, just a few before the rest of the Vindicated Class of 2018 arrives, Asbury hosts Intercultural New Student Orientation.

A special program offered for new international students and students who have lived outside the U.S. during the previous three or more years, it’s designed to address the immediate needs and cultural issues related to collegiate life these new students may encounter upon entering the U.S. 

All new international and third-culture students attend both Intercultural New Student Orientation and New Student Orientation, that begins next week.

“This is a great chance to get to know the campus and make some immediate friends,” said incoming freshman , who has lived in Singapore the past seven-plus years. “I’m so encouraged by Asbury’s focus on people from other places, other cultures. This school is very outward facing.”

Rigsby said Asbury’s positive reputation abroad is one of the reasons he chose the school over several others, and he’s looking to major in History and Missions. His aim is to be missionary in Central Asia.

Another student arriving on the Asbury campus Friday was Young Hwan Kim, a Korean student who has been living in China the past 10 years. 

“Asbury is THE place to go if you’re interested in strong academics and growing in your faith as a Christian,” said Kim, who is majoring in Biology and leaning towards a career path in medical research. “I’m eager to make friends, of course, but also find here what it is God wants me to do in the future.”

For the complete schedules for New Student Orientation at Asbury (including Intercultural and Transfer Orientation) please visit Welcome Week.