About OIS

International Services at UAH


The Office of International International Services (OIS) at UAH serves as an umbrella organization:

  • promoting campus and community internationalization
  • providing central administrative support to a wide-ranging network of global initiatives
  • coordinating the programs and services that extend the university to our local and global communities

Through the English as a Second Language Program, the Office of Study Abroad and the Office of International Student & Scholar Services, the OIS team executes the functions and services required to meet our campus internationalization goals, providing intensive English language instruction; administering the university’s study-abroad and international exchange programs; and coordinating international recruitment, admissions and services for international students, scholars, and employees. In addition, OIS provides support to departments in the hiring of foreign nationals.

Our Vision

A fully internationalized UAH campus will feature a healthy population of international students broadly engaged in campus and community life along with their academic programs; a flourishing study-abroad program with participants from all majors and backgrounds; a faculty that prioritizes global engagement and an administration that provides vocal and material support to internationalization efforts; a thriving two-way flow of students, artists, athletes, and scholars; an institution that values international programming as an important contributor to student and faculty recruitment and retention; and a community that recognizes the university’s global footprint as an important resource for economic development and rich cultural engagement.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama in Huntsville will be a leader among US institutions of higher education in preparing students, faculty and staff for success in today’s globally interconnected world through international study, research, teaching, service, and experience; through a curriculum that instills a global perspective; and through opportunities for intercultural engagement that foster strengthened awareness and understanding among people of different cultures.

Contact Us

The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Office of International Services
Student Services Building (SSB) 218
Huntsville, AL 35899