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Auburn Global Blog

Dekun's White Water Rafting Adventure with Auburn's Outdoor Adventure Club

Posted by Courtney Edwards | Oct 13, 2016 4:32:22 PM


From the moment students arrive on campus, they hear Auburn Global staff stress the importance of getting involved. Lucky for Auburn University students, there are more than 400 student organizations on campus to choose from! Dekun "Ironman" Liu joined the Auburn Global family last fall and didn't waste any time getting involved. Last weekend, Ironman joined the Auburn University Outdoor Adventure Club for a white water rafting trip on the Ocoee River in Tennessee. Here's what he had to say about his latest adventure! 

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Meet the Team: Katherine Williams

Posted by Courtney Edwards | Oct 7, 2016 3:59:34 PM

Katherine Williams is one of our awesome Student Services. She earned her B.A. in communication from Auburn University. As a Student Services Advisor, Katherine coordinates student orientations to ease the arrival process and provides Auburn Global students with hands-on advising. She also coordinates the International Buddy Program, a program that facilitates relationship-building between international and domestic students, assisting in international students’ transition to life in the U.S. We sat down with Katherine with the hope of learning a little more about her. Here’s what she had to say!

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Meet Kishore Perumal, our Mechanical Engineering student from India

Posted by Courtney Edwards | Sep 22, 2016 12:32:44 PM

Country of Citizenship:

Auburn Global Program: IAP (International Accelerator Program)

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Favorite Aubrun Tradition: Rolling Toomer's Corner 

Favorite Sport: Boxing

Why Auburn?

Auburn University is located in a very safe college town. My cousin, who goes to a school in a large city, told me that it was better to go to a school located in a smaller college town because it provides a better environment to study and I think that he’s right. Auburn is also home to the presitgious Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, which was a big factor for me when making my decision.

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Friendship and Football: The International Buddy Program Fosters Lasting Friendships

Posted by Courtney Edwards | Sep 15, 2016 5:17:40 PM


“War Eagle!” It’s a greeting. It’s a way for members of the Auburn family to identify with one another no matter where they are. It’s the battle cry that Auburn fans hold near and dear to their hearts. During the Auburn/Arkansas State game last weekend in Jordan Hare Stadium, Auburn Global student, Wenbin (“Billy”) Zhu, and his friend, Jake Cotton, shouted “War Eagle!” together as they watched the Auburn Tigers secure their first win of the season.

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Fall 2016 Progression Ceremony

Posted by Courtney Edwards | Sep 9, 2016 5:33:58 PM

At Auburn Global we have the honor of accompanying students throughout their academic ventures in the U.S. We have the pleasure of picking students up at the airport, helping them settle in to their new homes, and assisting in their social and academic transitions to life in the U.S. We also have the privilege of celebrating with them as they reach important milestones in their academic journeys. On the evening of September 7, we held our Fall 2016 Progression Ceremony to honor students who successfully completed their Auburn Global coursework.

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Career Accelerator Mock Career Fair

Posted by Courtney Edwards | Aug 25, 2016 12:10:02 PM


Last week, almost 40 Auburn Global students attended Auburn Global’s mock (practice) career fair. As a part of Auburn Global’s Career Accelerator, the goal of the event was to prepare students for future career fairs where they could meet people who could connect them with internship and career opportunities.

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Welcome Students! Fall 2016 Orientation Recap

Posted by Courtney Edwards | Aug 18, 2016 12:37:29 PM

Last week Auburn Global welcomed new students from seven countries including China, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Vietnam during our first intake for the Fall 2016 semester.

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How to Get Along with your New Roommates- Straight from the Students

Posted by Courtney Edwards | Aug 12, 2016 6:16:19 PM

For many freshmen, going away for college may be the first time that they live with someone new. While learning how to get along with someone new can be difficult, many people form friendships with their roommates. Some roommates become so close that they take road trips together and stay connected long after graduation. While having roommates can be fun, there are some challenges that many people face when living with someone new for the first time. We asked some of our students and Global Residents to share their tips on how to get along with your new roommates. Here’s what they had to say!

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What I wish I would have known... Insight from a Current Auburn Global Student

Posted by Courtney Edwards | Aug 4, 2016 4:46:58 PM


Auburn Global student, Elvfi Ye from China, discusses some of the things that she wishes she would have known about life in the U.S. before coming to Auburn. 

“If you are reading this right now and have made the decision to study abroad, I must say that I think you are very brave! You’ll encounter a new environment, a new language, new people… at first everything will seem strange. This brave step can lead you on a colorful journey, which I have grown to appreciate as I’ve spent more time here. I hope that this blog will provide you with some useful information about the U.S. and Auburn that I’ve gathered through my experiences here.

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Meet Mohammed: Our Mechanical Engineering student from Saudi Arabia

Posted by Courtney Edwards | Jul 27, 2016 11:51:53 AM

Name: Mohammed Hamad Aladwan

Country of Citizenship: Saudi Arabia

Auburn Global Program: Academic Accelerator Program

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Favorite American Food: Burgers and steaks

Hobbies: Exercising 

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About this blog

The Auburn International Accelerator Program (IAP) eases international students' transition to a university in the U.S. by combining credit-bearing courses from the first year of your degree with additional support services, teaching tailored to your academic and language level, and cultural experiences, helping to ensure your future success.

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