Intercultural Office

Graceland University is blessed with a very diverse campus community that is supported through many organizations and offices.

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The Intercultural Office serves the international students at Graceland University’s Lamoni Campus in successfully accomplishing their academic, social and professional objectives. The primary function of the office is to provide students assistance in the adjustment to life in the United States and at Graceland. The Intercultural Office serves as liaison between the international students and various University offices, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), embassies, consulates, and off-campus constituencies.

International Students Share Their Success

Graceland University education and lifelong practical experience are a cornerstone of what I am doing today. My classmates, colleagues, my students, and their families have given me the motivation to enjoy the “journey.” And I believe that one day I will be back!

Ioseb Gabelaia, PhD '16 Visiting Lecturer, Transport and Telecommunication Institute Communications, M.Ed in Instructional Leadership
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International Students Share Their Success

The theatre department is incredible; through it I have found my calling and career. I am so fortunate of the foundation Graceland provided me. Graceland is special because of the relationships and traditions they stem from. Once you make it to Graceland, you're one of us and we're all here for you; a worldwide network of supportive, passionate and kind people who all smile in the same language!

Dóri Bosnyák '15 Lead Administrator to the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series, Texas Tech University Film, Theatre & Performance Studies and International Studies
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International Students Share Their Success

What makes Graceland so special for me is the people, their love for the institution and the endless opportunities that present themselves with the sole purpose of helping you become a better you. The one thing that made me love Graceland is how much your professors care about you and how passionate they are at guiding you to excel in every aspect. Every student has the opportunity to connect with their professors and create a strong relationship that lasts even after you graduate.

Etna Zeneli '20 Technical Consultant, Perficient Computer Science and Information Technology
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International Students Share Their Success

What I loved most about Graceland is that to me it was a home away from home. As an international student, I found it trying at times to be so far away from my friends, family and life that I knew back in Canada. With the help of so many people, I quickly found my niche. Graceland allowed me to explore so many different paths as a learner and an educator all while being a place where I felt comfortable to be myself.

Kamryn Leavitt-Bonazza '20 Special Education Teacher, Village Tech Schools Elementary Education
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International Students Share Their Success

Attending Graceland University was one of the best decisions of my life. Something that attracted me about Graceland University was the cultural diversity. I never felt alone because I was always surrounded by amazing individuals from all over the world. I was able to get my education and learn from other cultures. Graceland tailored me to the man that I am today. Because of my experience at Graceland, I was able to find a career doing what I love. I was also able to make friends who turned into family.

Christopher M. Gbelay '15 MHSS Employment Specialist, Chesterfield County Psychology
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International Students Share Their Success

My time in Graceland was truly a life transforming experience. As an international student, I felt Lamoni was home away from home. Professors, intercultural office, and other staff members are committed to personal and professional growth of their students.

Kirubel W. Hailu '14 Pharmacy Practice Resident, St. Vincent's Healthcare Chemistry
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Contact the Intercultural Office

The Intercultural Office is located in Newcom Student Union. Office hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Aug. 1 – May 31. During the summer months of June and July, please contact Student Life at 641.784.5104 for assistance.