The very first thing you should do if you wish to study at Southern Utah University is to CONTACT YOUR INTERNATIONAL OFFICE. They can help get you started with the process, including approval from your home university, and will contact us to let us know of your interest.
After this, you will need to send us your application materials which can be found online at www.suu.edu/academics/studyabroad/international.html. We will need your application and housing application as soon as possible. In order for your application to be considered complete, and for us to issue you the documents needed to obtain your J-1 student visa, we will need all of the following:
You can email or fax these documents to Tessa McNeel Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 1-435-586-1996 in order to expedite the process, then ALSO send them via mail to:
Global Engagement Center
Southern Utah University
351 W. University Blvd.
Cedar City, UT 84720
After we receive the first four items listed above, we will issue you your J-1 visa documents. We will send them by regular mail unless you request them to be sent by FedEx, in which case there will be a $50 fee.
After we send your documents, you will need to contact your nearest American consulate/embassy through their website and pay the $100 SEVIS fee. After that they will invite you for an interview and issue you your visa. Your International Programs advisor may help you with this process.
When you send us the classes you wish to take, please list at least three extra and indicate which classes are top priority. We will do our best to register you for the classes you most wish to take, but we cannot guarantee you a spot in all of them. Some classes require pre-requisites in order for you to be able to take them, and others might be full. We will let you know which classes we were able to register you for.