International Student Success
Help international students experience a seamless transition to campus life.
Hello, welcome to the International Student Success page. Now that you're a Buccaneer, we here at East Tennessee State University and the Multicultural Center would like to share these resources to promote a seamless transition to life on our campus. The International Student Success office, located in the Multicultural Center, offers the International Friendship Program, International Buccaneer Buddies, and many more resources to help you reach your full potential!
- Updates to ISS Programs due to COVID-19
We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic requires changes to our programming and procedures. In order to safeguard the health and safety of our students and volunteers, we have made the following changes to our programs:
International Friendship Program (IFP)
We will not be able to offer our IFP program as it usually operates – there will be no homestays, airport pickup, or in-person contact.
We will offer a completely virtual IFP experience instead.
Click here for more information.
International Buccaneer Buddies (IBB)
IBB will still function but will incorporate several changes including virtual events and new safety policies.
Click here for more information
ISS Arrival Week
ISS provides activities and events during the week before classes to welcome our international students to campus and to facilitate a smooth transition.
We have made necessary changes including offering virtual events and activities.
Find out more information here.
As ETSU continues to monitor the situation, all information given is subject to change.