International Programs

International Students backstage at the Pangea performance

The International Programs at Methodist University gathers students from around the world and provides them with the opportunity to receive an education at a private, liberal arts college in the United States. The International Programs Office is directed by Ms. Read More …

International Club

International Club

International Club The International Club provides an environment for promoting the culture of international students and making the campus more aware of foreign cultures. Any member of the Methodist University community who has an interest in cultural diversity and international Read More …

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Optional Practical Training (OPT) provides an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge obtained in an academic program to a practical work experience. This employment opportunity must be directly related to your major field of study. It may, in certain circumstances, be Read More …

About International Programs

Our Mission It is the mission of International Programs Office (IPO) to provide the educational, professional, and cultural needs of international students from pre-arrival correspondence to postgraduate concerns. IPO recognizes the responsibility of increasing international and multicultural understanding and serves Read More …

Davis United World College Scholars

Methodist University is honored to have been selected by philanthropist Shelby M.C. Davis as one of the institutions offering the Davis UWC Scholars program. This program enables UWC graduates from around the world to receive scholarships funded jointly by the Read More …

International Student Taxes

Students who have been in the U.S. less than 5 years (and are therefore nonresidents for tax purposes) and who is on practical training off-campus are not subject to any FICA (Social Security) and Medicare withholdings. The mechanism for the Read More …

Global Ambassadors

Who are Global Ambassadors? Global Ambassadors is a student organization which administers student-buddy program and aims to bridge the gap between international and domestic students. All initiatives of the organization promote global education and foster intercultural exchange among staff, faculty, administrators and members of Read More …

OPT STEM Extension

Graduates currently on post-completion OPT may be eligible for a 24-month extension of their work authorization if they have earned a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in an eligible STEM field, as designated by USCIS. The STEM OPT Extension allows Read More …

Prospective International Students

View or Download Our Information Booklet or Brochure Information Booklet Brochure Visa Application Obtaining your student visa may be more challenging than gaining admission to Methodist University. Firstly, it is important that you understand what it takes to get F-1 Read More …