International Students

A Top College in the United States of America

Choosing to study in the United States is a big decision, that’s why Hanover has committed to make it as easy as possible. And, should you decide to study in the U.S., you might as well choose the best. Not only has The Princeton Review named Hanover College one of the top 376 colleges in the U.S., for more than a decade, U.S. News and World Report has recognized Hanover as a great value. America’s best news sources don’t lie; when Forbes lists Hanover among other top Ivy League institutions in their list of “America’s Best Colleges,” it’s for good reason.

Hanover at a Glance

Located just outside of Madison, Indiana, Hanover College is home to 1,150 students from across the United States and countries around the world. As a private, undergraduate, liberal arts college, Hanover is dedicated to educating and empowering students. Through intensive exploration of core courses such as Great Works, theology, philosophy, the sciences and mathematics, students gain the necessary skills to not just be successful in their future career, but also in life. Life is all about choices, and we want you to have plenty.

Here at Hanover, 95 percent of all students live on campus right next door to nearly half the faculty. With an average class size of 15 and a 10:1 student to faculty ratio, the faculty is there to assist you every step of the way. If you’re looking for a challenging learning environment in a community of over-achieving scholars, then look no further.

Hanover College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Resources and services for International Students

International Student Orientation
International first-year students arrive two weeks before school; the first week dedicated for specifically for international students, and the second week for August Experience, which is Hanover’s orientation for all first-years. International Student Orientation is designed to help provide additional time and exposure to life at Hanover as well help with important immigration regulations and procedures required of F-1 and J-1 students.

International Pals (or I-Pals for short) assist in making sure your transition to college life is smooth, and each international student is assigned one. I-Pals are a select group of upperclassmen who are passionate about international cultures and want to help you achieve both academic and personal success.

City Exploration Trips
One common concern that international students have when studying in another country is where to go during breaks. At Hanover, the Office of International Students organizes trips to so you can explore different American cultures outside of Hanover. Transportation is provided for trips to Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Chicago and more.

Graduate School Tours
When you become a junior or senior in college, it’s important to think about what you’ll do after graduation. Many international students choose to pursue a higher academic degree. Graduate school tours are designed to help juniors and seniors figure out their postgraduate life. During these tours, students visit graduate-level classrooms, talk with an admission counselor, walk around campus and chat with current students.

Haq Center
The Haq Center is Hanover’s gathering spot for international and minority students. Whether you need a spot to hang out between classes or a place to study until the early morning, the Haq Center is a vital resource to the campus. At the same time, it is also the meeting location for Hanover’s International Club (I-Club), which is one of the biggest student organizations on campus. Throughout the year, I-Club sponsors numerous events, including Taste of the World, International Banquet, Asian New Year and Diwali.

Learn more about the Haq Center.

Immigration Services
Keeping your visa current and valid is vitally important. Hanover’s Office of International Students assists with immigration advising, visa status and applications to visit other countries, current visa status and legal obligations as well as staying in the U.S. to work after graduation.

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