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International Students

For reasons of academics, climate, activity, cultural diversity, and natural beauty, there are few places in America more wonderful than Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. We embrace diversity, we count people from every ethnic heritage among our permanent residents and we welcome visitors from all over the world each year. You will feel at home here! 

As an international student, you'll love the small classes at Bellarmine. Our average class size has just 18 students and none of your classes will have more than 40 students in them. It is part of our university’s vision to build a close connection between professors and individual students and to make sure that every student leaves class with her or his questions answered. You also will have an easy time making new friends in our small classes!

There is a wide choice of housing options close to the Bellarmine campus, but when you see our own residence halls, you may decide to live right on campus. Bellarmine’s new residence housing offers two-person suites, in single or double rooms, completely furnished. Outside, there are picnic and party areas, and volleyball and tennis courts.

Our Office of International Student Services can start to help you long before you arrive on campus. Our counselors and publications will guide you through the process of preparing for your move to Kentucky and obtaining all necessary documents. Once you arrive, we will welcome you with an enjoyable and informative International Student Orientation. After you begin taking classes we will assist you with any challenge of culture or education that you encounter, including housing, employment, and health care questions. And we will honor your presence with an International Student Reception; an annual celebration of global music, dance, food, and traditions; and a very active international student club.


For help with the application or pre-departure process and information specific to your country, please contact your EducationUSA advising center. To find your country's advising center, visit EducationUSA's website.

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