- Academic Advising and Support
- International Student Support
We welcome international students at Simon’s Rock—you are an integral part of our
campus culture. The Rocker community currently includes students from 15 countries
outside the US, enriching our campus with diverse perspectives and experiences.
Making a Home Away From Home
Our commitment to international diversity means Simon’s Rock provides a full range
of support services to make sure that international students feel at home here, so
they can thrive—both personally and academically.
As an International student, you’ll be invited to an International Student Orientation
prior to the beginning of your first semester. Special sessions are arranged to acquaint
you with the culture and educational system in the US. You’ll also meet the people
on campus who offer specific support to international students (and you’ll meet each
other). Arriving early also gives you a chance to adjust to any time difference.
Our International Student club is a thriving and diverse network of students, faculty,
and staff that helps everyone from everywhere feel at home.
International Student Support Team
The small classes and personalized attention students receive both inside and outside
the classroom at Simon’s Rock will also help you adjust to life on campus and in the
US. You’ll be part of a small, close-knit community and will connect regularly with
your academic advisor
, residence director
, peer advocates, and international peer mentors.
We remain attentive to the broader implications of new and shifting immigration policy
in the U.S.
Read a message of Support from Provost Ian Bickford
English Language Instruction
International students who enroll through the Pathway to Academic Choice and Excellence
(PACE) program (those with a TOEFL score between 80 and 99) receive additional instruction
in English language proficiency and take courses intended to strengthen academic skills,
and receive additional PACE advising
Simon’s Rock supports international students and their families by providing an easy-to-use
and secure online payment gateway designed to make international transactions easier:
- The payment website is viewable in five languages in addition to English.
- International payments can be made in a local currency from any country at better-than-bank
- Accepted payment types include Visa/Mastercard, wire transfer, and e-wallet payments.
- Learn how to make a payment online at PayMyTuition.
Please email or call us with any questions at email@example.com or 413-644-4285