For International Students
Resources and Information
Whether you are a first-year or transfer student from abroad, a student with dual citizenship, an American expatriate, or a permanent resident of the United States, the Center for Intercultural Life looks forward to meeting you and helping you make your way at Knox College.
The International Student Orientation
A program to ease an international student's transition to living and studying in the United States. International Student Orientation is provided as a supplement to the New Student Orientation, and participation in both orientation programs is required for F-1 visa students.
The Designated School Official, DSO, helps international students stay in compliance with current immigration, taxation, and institutional regulations while being successful students. The DSO provides assistance with the International Clubs, USCIS paperwork, and academic and personal counseling.
Arriving at Knox: Visas, travel schedules and getting to Galesburg
Class, Schedules and Breaks: How to sign up for classes, term schedules and what to do on breaks
Insurance and Illness: Medical and counseling resources on campus
Taxes: Rules and deadlines for F-1 and J-1 students
Social Security: Registering for a card when you find a job
Before You Graduate: Important information for seniors
After Graduation: Wrapping up your academic and personal affairs
Financial aid packages for international students remain essentially the same during your enrollment at Knox. Families and sponsors are responsible for paying increases in the comprehensive fee, which generally range between 4% and 6%. An international student may be eligible for private educational loans if you are able to find a credit-worthy United States citizen or permanent resident to co-sign for you. More info: Contact the Office of Financial Aid for further details.
The Center for Intercultural Life maintains several special houses for multicultural students. These centers offer meeting spaces for organizations and sponsor programs for the campus.
International House: Coeducational, intercultural residence center that fosters a sense of exploration and celebration of cultural traditions.
Human Rights Center: The HRC provides an outlet for progressive thought, open-minded discussions, and human rights activism.
ABLE Center for Black Culture: Promotes cultural, economic and social awareness of the Afro-centric, African and African-American community.
Casa Latina Culture Center: Promotes Spanish, Latino, Chicano and Latin American life and culture.
Asian Culture House: Promotes cultural, economic and social awareness of the Asian and Asian-American communities.
Harambee House: Promotes cultural, economic and social awareness of African Culture.
Students at Knox College can join many student-run organizations to broaden their academic and social horizons.