• International Student Services

    At HSU, we are passionate in taking care of our students! Even before you step foot in Abilene, our staff is hard at work to provide the best education experience we can offer. See for yourself why our international students are having the time of their life at HSU! Be a part of the HSU family!  

    Guaranteed Campus Housing  

    Once you are enrolled, you are guaranteed to have a place to stay on our safe campus where you can easily access all our resources!

    Student Health Insurance

    All international students are required to hold sufficient health insurance coverage while enrolled at HSU. Students may purchase the health insurance policy provided by HSU’s provider or may utilize an insurance plan through a personal provider. Students who do not elect to purchase the health insurance policy provided by HSU’s provider must provide sufficient documentation with his/her appropriate health insurance coverage. Students who do not submit sufficient documentation will be automatically enrolled in the HSU-sponsored health insurance plan.

    Work-Study (On-Campus Job)

    International students are allowed to work on-campus for maximum of 20 hours/week. This can be a great way to start your work experience, build your resume, and help cover some of your expenses.

    Social Security

    Once students have been accepted to a part-time position on campus, you will need a Social Security Number. Please contact the office of Global Engagement for further instructions.
    Email: globalengagement@hsutx.edu
    Phone: (325) 670-1800


    We understand that transportation can be a struggle for international students. Therefore, we provide airport pickups, weekly grocery trips, church pickups and other special trips throughout the semester! If you would like to request transportation, please complete a transportation request form by clicking this link.

    When  Outing
    Tuesday at 4:00PM HEB Grocery Store
    Thursday at 4:00PM Walmart
    Alternate Saturdays at 1:00PM Mall of Abilene


    After graduation, international students are eligible to apply for OPT (Optional Practical Training) for 12 months or more depending on your degree. Please contact the office of Global Engagement for additional information regarding OPT!

    Mentoring & Tutoring

    At HSU, we care for more than our students' grades. We care about their life,their personal development, and their walk in their faith. We provide mentoring for these students where they can be invested in and grow as a student, person, and servant of Christ. 

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