• International students in class

    From International Student to ISC Student Success Manager

    Posted 25 October 2021
    Yoo Jin Lee is the Student Success Manager at the James Madison University International Study Center (ISC). Yoo Jin has been an ISC employee for four years and has a wealth of experience and knowledge about JMU, having attended the university herself as an international student. We asked Yoo Jin to tell us more about her job and her experiences working at the ISC. Here are her answers.


  • International students in class

    Center Director Jennifer Little Talks About Supporting International Students at JMU

    Posted 15 October 2021
    Jennifer Little has worked at the JMU International Study Center (ISC) for five years and is a graduate of James Madison University. As the ISC Center Director, she welcomes international students to JMU and helps them develop their skills as they prepare for their undergraduate studies here. We asked Jennifer a few questions to learn more about her and her work at the ISC.


  • International students in class

    Building English Skills at Home

    Posted 04 March 2021
    Learning English is not just about studying. Here are some great tips for improving your English while having fun at the same time. 


  • International students in class

    Study Hospitality Management at JMU and be Prepared for Your Future

    Posted 25 February 2021
    Hospitality Management at James Madison University is ranked No.12 on its list of Best Hospitality Programs in the U.S. (2020). Find out more about JMU's excellent reputation, and hear from fellow international students about their experience with us.


  • Student receiving careers support in office at JMU

    Career support at JMU

    Posted 27 January 2021
    Whatever your goals for the future, you will be supported to reach them at JMU. Dedicated careers support starts at the International Study Center and continues throughout your degree, meaning you are confident in taking your next step once you graduate. Find out more about the ways we can help.


  • Students walk across and sit in the quad at James Madison University.

    Seven benefits of living on campus

    Posted 03 March 2020
    You have a few different options when it comes to choosing where to live while you study at university. You can stay with your parents or family in the area, rent on your own apartment nearby, or live on campus. There are many reasons to live on campus, is it worth it? Let’s look at what other students have gained from the experience.


  • James Madison University

    Private vs public universities

    Posted 28 February 2020
    Thinking about applying to university in the USA? American universities can either be private or public institutions, like James Madison University (JMU). To decide which system is best for you, it’s important to understand more about both.


  • How to prepare for college: 5 top tips

    Posted 09 January 2020
    Getting ready for college marks the start of an exciting new adventure. It’s not only the beginning of the next step in your learning and career journey, but also the start of some incredible new memories, friendships and experiences.


  • Part 2 of a Q&A with Thomas Lavenir

    Posted 24 June 2019

    In part 2 of our interview with Thomas Lavenir, Assistant Director for the Center for Multicultural/International Student Services at James Madison University, we asked about the various services available to international students.


  • Group photo of JMU International Students

    Part 1 of a Q&A with Thomas Lavenir

    Posted 10 June 2019

    Thomas Lavenir works at the Center for Multicultural/International Student Services at James Madison University. We spoke with him about the support for international students and the JMU student experience in part 1 of this interview.


  • Director of International Student & Scholar Services Jonathan Kratz

    Q&A with the Director of International Student & Scholar Services Jonathan Kratz

    Posted 05 June 2019

    We have had a chat with the Director of International Student & Scholar Services, Jonathan Kratz, about international student success.


  • JMU student in hospitality classroom

    What is hospitality management?

    Posted 08 May 2019
    Hospitality management is a degree that addresses business subjects focused on tourism development. This includes the management of restaurants, events, hotels, and much more. Graduates are experienced in accounting, administration, finance, marketing, human resource management and public relations.


  • JMU Hospitality Management major Kesi from Indonesia

    Careers in hospitality management

    Posted 23 April 2019

    Working in the hospitality industry is rewarding because it is all about creating unforgettable experiences for customers. Continue reading to find out more about career paths in hospitality.


  • James Madison University most-recommended university in the US

    Posted 16 November 2018
    James Madison University has been ranked the no.1 most-recommended university in the United States in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education’s US College Rankings. 


  • Group photo outside

    LINKers help to make orientation a success

    Posted 06 September 2018
    James Madison University welcomed international students on campus on August 20th for Orientation Week. Serving as both translators and guides, LINKers formed a unique bond with new students, and engaged in ice breakers with the students throughout the week.


  • JMU’s LINKer Caio

    Big welcome from one of JMUs LINKers

    Posted 16 August 2018

    The LINK Program helps international students have a smooth transitional phase when they first arrive on-campus, and makes them feel welcomed throughout their journey at JMU. Read an interview with Caio, one of the LINKers that will help new students settle in this year.


  • Top 5 places to eat in the Burg

    Posted 06 August 2018
    Want to know where to eat in Harrisonburg and what the best restaurants are according to JMU students? Check out the following post written by Marcela Luna, who is studying Communications and Public Relations at JMU.


  • JMU ISC director answers student FAQs

    Posted 06 August 2018
    We caught up with James Madison University International Study Center director, Jennifer Little. She gave us answers to some of the most frequent questions asked by international students arriving to JMU.


  • DC summer cover

    Top 5 things to do in D.C. this summer

    Posted 12 June 2018

    Washington D.C. is located just two hours away from JMU. It makes for a perfect weekend getaway from Harrisonburg, and we wanted to share with you some of our favorite things to do there this summer.


  • Dr Kim interview cover

    Faculty feature interview: Dr. Yeonsoo Kim

    Posted 04 May 2018

    We talked to Dr. Yeonsoo Kim, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, about what she likes the most about teaching at JMU, things that she was able to accomplish this year, and her plans for the future.


  • Engineering interview cover

    Interview with an Engineering major student

    Posted 12 March 2018

    Last week we talked to Christine Gatto, a JMU student studying Engineering, about her major, why she decided to study Engineering, and what projects she has worked on.


  • Spring Break 2018 JMU

    Spring Break 2018

    Posted 06 March 2018

    This month we caught up with some of the students at James Madison University to see what their plans are for this year's spring break and find out about their most memorable spring break.


  • JMU what to pack

    What to Pack When Traveling to Study Abroad at JMU

    Posted 09 August 2017

    The International Study Center and James Madison University will be your ‘home away from home’ for the next couple of years. Naturally, students have a hard time deciding what to bring with them for the duration of their studies. Read the blog post below to see what clothes and essentials you need to take with you when traveling to study at JMU.


  • portfolio pres cover

    Summer 2017 Portfolio Presentations

    Posted 01 August 2017

    Congratulations to all international students in our Summer 2017 program at the International Study Center who participated in Portfolio Presentations event on July 14th.


  • Mengjiao graduation

    May 2017 Commencement

    Posted 05 May 2017

    Congratulations to the JMU Class of 2017, and especially to a former student of the ISC, Mengjiao Wang. She is graduating this spring with her Master's degree in Fine Arts.


  • Madison Week 2017

    What is Madison Week?

    Posted 14 March 2017

    This week James Madison University celebrates Madison Week 2017 – an event to honor the university’s mission and legacy of James Madison.


  • blog cover jmu vine nigeria

    Q&A interview with a student from Nigeria

    Posted 01 March 2017

    In the following interview an international student at James Madison University in Virginia talks about her experience studying abroad and her future plans.


  • blog cover jmu andy venezuela

    Q&A interview with a student from Venezuela

    Posted 14 February 2017

    In this interview, an international student at James Madison University (JMU) in Virginia discusses his experience studying abroad and his future plans.


  • 7 easy steps to submit your application

    7 easy steps to submit your application to JMU

    Posted 02 February 2017

    If you are dreaming about studying at James Madison University in Virginia, USA you may be asking yourself “Where do I start?” Here is a helpful check list you need to follow in order to apply and enroll to James Madison University.


  • Colonial Williamsburg, VA

    4 activities to do during winter recess

    Posted 15 December 2016

    The exams are over! Now it is finally the time to enjoy the holiday season, catch up with your family and friends after a busy finals period, and do something you couldn’t do during your school months.


  • Welcoming new students

    Welcoming the incoming class of Fall 2016

    Posted 25 August 2016

    The James Madison University International Study Center couldn't wait to welcome international students for the incoming class of Fall 2016 as they start orientation and eventually classes.


  • Students in the USA

    4 reasons to study in the United States

    Posted 20 July 2016
    Fоr mаnу rеаѕоnѕ, the Unіtеd States hаѕ been thе main dеѕtіnаtіоn for international ѕtudеntѕ wanting to study abroad.


  • Top educational activities in Washington DC

    Top educational activities in Washington DC

    Posted 20 July 2016
    Washington D.C. has many sights to visit that can enhance your knowledge of United States history and government. Read this short guide to learn about the best educational sights to visit in the nation's capital.


  • 5 fun activities to do in Harrisonburg

    5 fun activities to do in Harrisonburg, VA

    Posted 12 April 2016

    Wоndеrіng whаt to dо іn Hаrrіѕоnburg, VA? Check out these 5 fun activities while you have some free time.


Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.