I am an international student. How do I access academic support?

International students face a considerable challenge: studying in a foreign academic environment.

Here are some programs to help you succeed.

Academic Mentors for International Students

If you need support with academic English, you may receive guidance by meeting with an Academic Mentor. The Academic Mentor support is a free service for international students.  Academic Mentors provide peer coaching and literacy support.

Scope of Support

  1. Reading literacy, as related to directions, vocabulary, comprehension, scholarly research, to name a few
  2. Technology tips for success
  3. Time management, organizing for projects, deadlines, exams, etc.
  4. Guidance in note-taking competency, presentation polish, lecture comprehension, and more

See Schedule for the Semester

Additional support for International students

Contact the kathyj [at] stedwards.edu (International Student Support Coordinator) for a one-on-one meeting to discuss your current educational struggle(s). Please kathyj [at] stedwards.edu (email), call 512-492-3118, or stop by Moody Hall 101!

If you have five minutes, you could use the ASP Reads YouTube channel to watch a video that will teach you how to survive college reading and learn new skills.

Or check out other support services that international students may access:

Strategic Reading Tips