International Education



Coronavirus Updates as of 3/12/20

The University of South Alabama is a globally engaged institution with faculty, staff, and students who frequently travel internationally as well as domestically. The health and safety of our university community is a top priority for the institution. Please check frequently the University homepage at for updates.

In light of the current outbreak of COVID-19 and the fact that the World Health Organization has now declared it a global pandemic, we are taking all reasonable precautions to keep our community safe and informed. Based on the expanding global outbreak, the significant risk of exposure during travel, and guidance from experts in public health and infectious disease, the University of South Alabama is implementing interim travel guidelines and restrictions. With the exception of those trips currently underway, all upcoming university-sponsored international faculty, staff, and student travel is suspended effective immediately and until further notice. 

The University is closely monitoring the developing situation and will update travel guidelines as Center for Disease Control risk levels change.  We will update this page with any updates to current policies.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to

Thank you for your support of international education.

OIE Staff 


Welcome to the Office of International Education (OIE) at the University of South Alabama. The OIE is a division of Global USA and works to advance the Global Engagement Priority of the University’s Strategic Plan. OIE provides to the University community information and support on international partnerships and is responsible for the coordination, facilitation, and oversight of the University of South Alabama's international programs. It is charged with developing and administering study abroad; establishing international academic exchange programs; creating and maintaining institutional international agreements; reviewing and approving university related travel abroad for students, faculty, and staff; and serving as a resource for international visitor protocol.

The 2018-2019 Academic Year OIE Annual Report (PDF) is available to view here. 

The University of South Alabama's Office of International Education and Study Abroad is located in 2300 Meisler Hall. Global USA is located in Alpha Hall East. 


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USA Students Win International Scholarships to Study Abroad
USA Students Win International Scholarships to Study Abroad
Monday - January 13, 2020
Shelby Merritt ended up changing majors. Auriel Moore has decided to work abroad following graduation.
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An Interest in the World Began at Home, Grew at South
An Interest in the World Began at Home, Grew at South
Friday - December 13, 2019
An unexpected decision to host an exchange student from Brazil led Marylyn L. Gafford, now 21, to want to pursue a degree in foreign languages and literature with a concentration in Spanish and Russian at the University of South Alabama.
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Education and Travel: The Study Abroad Fall Fair
Education and Travel: The Study Abroad Fall Fair
Friday - September 27, 2019
On Wednesday, Sept. 25 the Study Abroad Fall Fair will take place in the Student Center Lobby from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Hosted by the Office of Internal Education, the fair provides a wealth of information for students seeking available opportunities for studying abroad or for those simply interested in what the fair has to offer.
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