Division of Student Affairs

Dr. John A. Eisterhold, Dean

Sandra D. Baker, Director


Samuel Anderson, Ivan Augsburger, Sandra D. Baker, Robert G. Byrd, Judy Cleek, John A. Eisterhold, Ken Fackler, Tom Johnson, James Kee, Vachik Lazarian, Frank Leach, John Mathenia, Lynn Patterson, Larry Udry, Gary Wilson.

The Office of International Programs offers a wide variety of services to international students. Included among the services are counseling, sponsorship of extracurricular and cultural activities, and maintenance of appropriate records. The Office also provides federal forms needed by international students and seeks to promote international understanding.

The Office of International Programs and Admissions coordinates the University’s sister college relationships with Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan; Niijima Gakuen Women’s Junior College, Takasaki, Japan; Hiroshima Jogakuin University, Hiroshima, Japan; Takasaki City University of Economics, Takasaki, Japan; and Incheon University, Incheon, Korea. The Office of International Programs also coordinates student exchanges with Hirosaki University, an annual visitation by Niijima Gakuen Women’s Junior College students, and various other international programs. The Office is also a member of the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, the University Consortium of Intensive English Programs and the American Association of Intensive English Programs.

The Office also has administrative responsibility for the Intensive English Program, which provides instruction in English as a Foreign Language. This program offers courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is offered each term for all international students.

International students applying to The University of Tennessee at Martin must present evidence of a TOEFL score of 500 or above and the equivalent of at least a C+ average in high school. (See page 7 for instructions on undergraduate admission procedures and requirements for international students.) Students who have a score below that level must study in the Intensive English Language Program until that score is obtained or until they have satisfactorily completed Level 6 of the English Program. Applicants must also furnish evidence of financial responsibility and have a complete physical examination before arriving at the University. Applications and other forms and information may be obtained by writing to Dr. John A. Eisterhold, Dean of International Programs, International Programs Suite, 144 Gooch Hall, The University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, Tennessee 38238.