Skip navigation

This site uses cookies to provide you with more responsive and personalized service and to collect certain information about your use of the site.  You can change your cookie settings through your browser.  If you continue without changing your settings, you agree to our use of cookies.  See our Privacy Policy for more information.

International Student Office

International Student Office

The International Student Office, located on Moody's Chicago Campus, facilitates all aspects of international student support including:

  • assisting with enculturation to life in the United States
  • keeping abreast of immigration regulations
  • facilitating international student and missionary kid groups

The International Student Office also holds International Student and Missionary Kid Orientations each semester. This is a valuable time where international students and missionary kids arrive before other incoming freshmen and take part in activities and seminars to assist them in getting used to life in the United States. Most importantly, orientation provides the opportunity for international students to make lasting friendships that often continue well beyond their Moody years.

If you have any questions, you can contact our office at: iso@moody.edu.

LI - International Students Office

  • Spokane
  • Michigan

Spokane International Students

Student Services also facilitates a specific orientation for international students prior to the incoming student orientation. In addition to contacting the International Student Office based on the Chicago campus, Spokane students can contact the following staff member:

Michael Wilson
Associate Dean of Students
Michael.wilson@moody.edu
(509) 535-4051

Michigan International Students

In addition to contacting the International Student Office based on the Chicago campus, Michigan students can contact the following staff members.

Dr. Paul Wilson
Associate Dean of Student Services
(734) 207-9581, ext. 313
paul.wilson@moody.edu

International Student Admissions

Undergraduate Requirements

International students should consult the nearest American consul or embassy regarding study in the United States. Moody admits undergraduate students from other countries only during the fall semester. All applicants coming from a country where English is not the official language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer based) or 79 (Internet-based). Scores must be submitted directly to Moody's Admissions Office.  The school code for Moody is 1486.

 

Seminary Requirements

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has approved the Institute for the training of international students. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens should consult the government website, Study in the States

 

Test Scores

Proficiency in written and spoken English is required. Nationals from other than English-speaking countries as well as permanent residents, foreign-born U.S. residents and international students, for whom English was not the first language, must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language and achieve a minimum score of 575 (paper-based), 233 (computer-based)  and 85 (Internet-based). For information, visit www.toefl.org.

International Student Groups

International Student Fellowship

International Students Fellowship serves to represent international students' issues and concerns, and to continue to create a support network for international students. In addition, International Student Fellowship serves to promote unity between international students and the rest of the campus by raising cultural awareness and understanding and stirring an interest for other cultures in the student body.

MuKappa

MuKappa, which derives its name from the Greek letters for M and K, is an authorized member chapter of MuKappa, International. MuKappa exists to help third culture kids at Moody become acclimated to life in the United States and foster friendships between missionary kids.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application deadline for an international student?

Chevron

Do you offer special scholarships for international students?

Chevron

I am currently attending another school. How can I transfer to your school?

Chevron

Am I allowed to work while studying at Moody?

Chevron

Do my parents need to sign the I-134 (Affidavit of Support) too?

Chevron

There is only one notary public in the area I live. The process of notarizing documents takes a long time and is expensive. Can I ask for a waiver?

Chevron

Can a spouse of the F-1 student work or take classes?

Chevron