Rollins International Student Orientation
International students attend Rollins International Orientation prior to general RSPH orientation. This three-day event offers sessions specifically designed for the international student population, including information about adjusting to a new cultural context, accessing support services, and networking.
International students whose first language is not English receive free English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction during their first year at Rollins. Oncer per week, students attend a class which incorporates instruction and practice in English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
Global Peer Network
The Global Peer Network (GPN) pairs international students with domestic students who can provide support, guidance, and friendship to incoming international students. In addition to meeting on an individual basis, GPN participants are invited to social events throughout the school year.
International Student Newsletter
The Office of Student Services sends out an international student newsletter full of academic, social, and career information for international students. If you are an international student, this newsletter will automatically be emailed to you.
Rollins International Student Advisory Board
The Rollins International Student Advisory (RISAB) promotes communication and collaboration among its members and other student-chartered organizations at Rollins and Emory University, such as RSGA. RISAB members meet monthly to discuss and advise Student Services on international students’ needs and concerns. RISAB's vision is for the Rollins’ international student body to become fully integrated into Rollins, Emory University, and the greater Atlanta community.
Volunteer Peer Editors
Second-language learners who would like assistance editing their papers throughout the school year can request help from one of Rollins’ Volunteer Peer Editors (VPEs). VPEs are MPH students with native English speaker proficiency who volunteer to help ESL learners with papers by checking grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Sign up here to request a meeting with a VPE.
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Academic Writing Center
The Office of Student Services offers a free Academic Writing Center open to all Rollins students. We can help you organize your ideas, develop a writing plan, and identify grammatical mistakes with our one-on-one, in-person tutoring services.
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Conversation Practice Sessions
Rollins offers free conversation practice sessions for second language learners. Topics range from work, hobbies, and school to the values, norms, and traditions of students’ home cultures. Sessions are offered twice per week, and each session is limited to ten students.
"Ask an International Student" Event
This International Education Week event gives international students the opportunity to share their experiences and talk about their home countries with domestic students.