International Student Clubs
With more than 200 student clubs on campus, international students have many opportunities to get involved. There are several student groups focused primarily on international students.
Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA)
Purpose: To promote Chinese culture on campus and in the Troy community. Activities are centered on cultural exchange in order to promote a better understanding between Chinese students and non-Chinese students and the community. If you would like to become a member or if you want to make contact with a student before you arrive, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Indian Student Association (ISA)
Purpose: To celebrate Indian culture, to help new Indian students, and to bring about cultural awareness to all TROY students. If you would like to become a member or if you want to make contact with a student before you arrive, email us at email@example.com
International Student Cultural Organization (ISCO)
Purpose: To promote brotherhood and understanding among peoples of the world; to broaden the knowledge of its members about people of different nations and cultural backgrounds. If you would like to become a member or if you want to make contact with a student before you arrive, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nepal Student Association (NSA)
Purpose: To welcome incoming Nepalese students, to promote Nepalese cultural activities on campus, and to encourage involvement of Nepalese students. Main event: Dashain (each fall semester). If you would like to become a member or if you want to make contact with a student before you arrive, email us at email@example.com
Saudi Student Association (SSA)
The Saudi Student Association (SSA) at Troy University gives students the opportunity to celebrate Saudi culture, social, and religious events. In addition, the SSA provides a social outlet, as well as helps members integrate with other organized campus activities on the Troy University campus. Students will be given opportunities to meet together to share, discuss, and resolve academic problems pertaining to Saudi students at Troy University.
Facebook: Saudi Student Association at Troy University "SSA"
Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)
Vietnamese Student Association at Troy University (abbreviated as Troy VSA) is an organization dedicated to promote and foster the Vietnamese culture, heritage, and language. Our main purposes are to create a supportive community for Vietnamese students, and bond the students on campus, enrich the cultural diversity and experience on campus through our unique people, culture, and heritage.
Our official website is http://trojan.troy.edu/organizations/leadership-service/vietnamese-student-association.html. You can find the list of executive board's and their email addresses at the About Us page.
Trips and Events
Troy University has around 900 international students from over 60 countries. To ensure a successful experience, students are encouraged to take advantage of a variety of programs and activities that promote student learning and development.
Annual events organized by the Center for International Programs to showcase the international students include:
- Parade of Flags (during pre-game of football game)
- Top 10 Flag Recognition
- International Education Week
- Rotary Appreciation Luncheon
The international clubs plan special events that include the International Festival, and the Chinese New Year Celebration.
The Center organizes several trips each year around the country. These trips give students an opportunity to explore American culture and experience the local flavor of the region. Trips in the past have been organized to Disney World, New Orleans, Atlanta, Cheaha Park, the Florida beaches, Alabama recreational areas, special sporting events, and more.
The Center has several outreach programs to promote international understanding within Troy and the surrounding communities. We sponsor the International Friends Program that provides a bridge between Americans and international students to share their values and traditions. Students are given a chance to interact with normal activities of American families and friends.