Founded in 1913 in Ferrum, Virginia,Ferrum College is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. With such proximity to mountains and outdoor activities, students will able to take advantage of the recreational opportunities in the mountains.
1. To determine language proficiency, please submit one of the below scores:
2. Official transcripts with attached English translation
3. Proof of health insurance that is valid in US or must buy Ferrum health insurance
Important Dates: Students may study for a semester or an academic year.
|Program Term||Application Deadline|
|January 7th, 2013 - May 4th, 2013||October 15th, 2012|
|September, 2013 - December, 2013||May 1st, 2013|
Courses: Ferrum offers courses in 33 areas of study, from business and environmental science to education and international studies. Students are required to take a minimum of 12 credits and a maximum of 19. All courses are taught in English.
Cultural Experiences: International students play an active role on Ferrum’s campus, participating in college choir and participating in “Jack Tales Players” theatre productions, which allows them to learn about Appalachian culture. In the Spring, Ferrum hosts an intercultural festival that features displays, performances, and presentations about a variety of cultures. Ferrum also collaborates with the nearby city of Roanoke, Virginia, to participate in cultural activities.
Housing and Meals: International students will live with Ferrum students on campus in dorms or with other international students in on-campus apartments called the “Global Village.” Students staying in the Global Village will be living with other international students. Meals will be eaten in the campus dining halls or restaurants, or in the case of the Global Villages, students have the opportunity to cook their own meals. Housing is assigned by the Director of International Programs in coordination with the Residence Life Staff.
International Student Handbook: This PDF will give you an overview of international student life at Ferrum
Ferrum College Costs
Not including tuition at home institution, airfare, medical costs and personal travel expenses:
|Costs||US$ (as of Feb 2012)*|
|Visa||SEVIS fee of $200, Visa fee of $140|
|Housing and Meals||$4,725/semester|
|Books and School Supplies||$400/semester|
|Estimated personal expenses**||$800/semester|
|Meals***||Included in the housing cost|
|Other fees||$115 Activity fee|
|Insurance (if applicable)||$363/semester, $692/year|
* For current exchange rates, please check XE.com
** Personal expenses will vary greatly according to habits and interests
*** Meals based on campus cafeteria or typical local meals