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Union University Dept of Language
International Students

International Student Office



Pam WhitnellWelcome

Welcome to Union University! Union is home to approximately sixty international students that represent over thirty different countries. We believe that having international students on Union University's campuses not only increases diversity awareness among the student population, but also provides additional experiences and insight for everyone, including employees, students, and the community. As a people-focused university that seeks to value others, internationals students provide a way in which students, as well as faculty and staff, have the opportunity to develop sensitivity to cultural differences and to acquire the skills needed to become competent global citizens. Therefore, from the bottom of our hearts, we are excited that you have decided to join us. Welcome to Union!

International Student Office

Housed in the Institute for International and Intercultural Studies, the International Student Office (ISO) is the primary resource for prospective and current F-1 international students.

The ISO processes international student applications, equips students with a specialized orientation upon arrival to campus, hosts immigration workshops and social activities, as well as assists students with transitioning to a new culture and the American university system.

The Union University International Student Advisor (ISA) acts as the primary contact in the office. The ISA serves as the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) for Union University. (*the terms ISA and PDSO are used interchangeably)

The ISO and the ISA are located inside the International Student Lounge. The lounge provides international students a space of their own and allows them to daily interact with other international students.

Students are required to report to the ISO upon their arrival to the United States and keep the office informed of changes in their addresses, curriculum, and status. You should address all questions regarding the maintenance of legal status in the United States to this office. You are also invited and encouraged to maintain close ties with the office throughout your educational career at the University.

International Student Handbook (.pdf)

Designated School Officials

Union University International Student Advisor and Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) for all campuses: Pam Whitnell
Phone Number 731.661.5031
Email Address pwhitnell@uu.edu
Mailing Address Union University Box #1858
1050 Union University Dr.
Jackson, TN 38305

Germantown Campus and Stephen Olford Center
Designated School Official (DSO): Teresa Hataway

Hendersonville Campus
Designated School Official (DSO): Dr. Charles Lea