Asbury Seminary is committed to serving the global church. We celebrate our students, who represent over 21 different countries. The International Student Services Office has been created to address the needs of international students by providing hospitality, care and support. The Manager of International Services is the first contact for our international students in working on all visa-related matters. This office continues to be international students’ main point of contact throughout their time at Asbury Seminary in all visa-related issues.

More information is available for admitted international students via the Admissions Office.

International Hospitality

The Hospitality Ministry, along with a team of volunteers, prepares on campus international homes for the arrival of international students. Through a special gift, the Seminary is able to offer over 35 fully furnished (including washer/dryer) units on the Kentucky campus in Kalas Village. When an international student arrives, they walk into a furnished residence with a welcome basket containing supplies to assist with the transition in their first few days.

New Student Orientation

Asbury Theological Seminary offers a half-day International New Student Orientation following each semester’s New Student Orientation on the Kentucky campus. All international students are encouraged to attend the main New Student Orientation and the International Student Orientation. Key information about being a student and being an international student at Asbury Seminary is provided during these times. Please click here for more information concerning New Student Orientation.

Upcoming Dates for International New Student Orientation:

  • Spring 2013: February 8
  • Fall 2013: August 30

Student Insurance

International students, along with all students at Asbury Seminary, are required to purchase the school’s student insurance or a comparable plan. International students must provide proof of this insurance each semester. Students are required to bring documentation showing the company name and the coverage offered by the plan. Comparable plans must be issued by an insurance broker who operates out of offices located solely within the U.S. (Though underwritten by multinational corporations—e.g., AIG—insurance plans issued by brokers located outside the U.S. will not be acceptable as comparable.)

Please see the following link on oneATS for further information regarding the school’s insurance plan.