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International Students


International students thrive at the College of Business at Nebraska. Business students represent 60 countries and territories. At Nebraska, you’ll find both excellence in academic programs, faculty and career development, but also opportunities for hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art facility. You can choose from 11 different business majors, including the accounting, actuarial science and economics majors that are STEM-designated programs. This designation supports international students in obtaining a two-year OPT extension that allows you more time to gain work experience in the U.S.

Taking a leap to attend college internationally is a big goal. As our most notable alum Warren Buffett, ‘51, said, “Your best investment is yourself.”

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Your Future at Nebraska

Choosing to attend an American university is just the beginning of your story. Zifan (Stefan) Kang, a finance and actuarial science major who is originally from China, shares how his experience began with a friendly welcome. Thanks to the International Welcome Team, Kang had a smooth transition to the U.S. and now works for the team. In this video, he shares his story and a letter written for you.

“To you, who may come to study, work and live in Lincoln, Nebraska – who have crossed the ocean to be here – to chase your dream and to find new adventures: This is where your dream begins.” – Zifan Kang

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New International Student Seminar

As a new international student enrolled in the College of Business, you will take the New International Student Seminar (BSAD 191) course during your first semester here. You will develop and apply academic skills needed to be successful in US higher education settings. Opportunities to make positive connections with faculty, staff and fellow students occur through tutor-student meetings, language support and peer interaction groups outside of class which revolve around learning strategies and academic success.


Employment Readiness Certificate

Earn your Employment Readiness Certificate (ERC) in a nine-week intensive career preparation program designed to help international students in the College of Business develop skills to seek internship and job opportunities. In the Certificate program, you will participate in career development workshops, individual coaching appointments, civic engagement activities, and in-depth conversations on success skills and cultural competency.

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Conversation and Culture Pals

Improve your English and make a new friend through the college's Conversation and Culture Pals program. We match domestic or native English speaking students with international students. There are no mandatory group meetings, you simply meet with your Conversation and Culture Pal on your own time.

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You have the opportunity to compete for the merit-based scholarships after being admitted to Nebraska and a variety of current student scholarships from the College of Business once you complete your first semester.

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Business Advising and Student Engagement (BASE)

The staff in BASE are your resource for academic advising. Talk with them about academic programs and degree requirements, major choices, policies and procedures, and more. They can also help you get involved and meet people in student organizations and special programs.

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Free Tutoring

Everyone can benefit from getting help on coursework through the FREE tutoring offered by the Teaching and Learning Center. You can take advantage of regularly scheduled tutoring assistance available for core classes or request help with specialized software and courses at a time that works for you. The center also coordinates Face Time with the Faculty, free lunches where you’ll spend time with faculty members outside of the classroom and discuss anything from your future to your favorite hobbies.

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International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO)

The International Student and Scholar Office helps international students maintain their immigration status and comply with U.S. employment regulations.

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Center for Academic Success and Transition (CAST)

The Center for Academic Success and Transition (CAST) offers various resources and workshops for international students to make a smooth transition process. Meet with an academic success coach who is passionate about international student success and transition to U.S. culture. The office also offers free academic tutoring.

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Business and English Programs for International Students

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Family, Business Opportunities Shape Bernard’s Future

As an international business student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Quincey Bernard spent his time jetting across the world for study abroad trips and honing his entrepreneurship skills. He did it all for one reason — to one day return to his hometown of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and give back to the country he loves by revitalizing and transforming Haiti’s economy.

“I want to do things for people back home. That’s the long-term plan,” Bernard said.

Bernard was inspired to study entrepreneurship by his parents. From humble beginnings, they went on to found their own successful company in Haiti 18 years ago.

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Valladares Caps off College Career with Home in Mind
Student Builds Stronger International Student Community at Nebraska Business

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