One of the best things about UAB is its amazing diversity of its students — we are one of the top most diverse campuses in the United States. We want you to have every opportunity to succeed in your course work and college life. Here are eight easy tips for you to follow:

Are you an international student interested in attending UAB? Explore the INTO UAB initiative.

  • visit the UAB International Student and Scholar Services website. They have all sorts of forms, guides, and helpful links to make your life easier.
  • don’t be shy. Let your instructors know that English is your second language.
  • take advantage of class study groups. They let you go over material at your pace.
  • record lectures (with your instructors’ permission). Transcribe your recording to notes.
  • meet regularly with your advisor. They are experts and can help!
  • visit the UAB English Language Institute. They will give you assistance with both oral and written English.
  • visit the UAB Writing Center. They have tutors and instructional workshops.
  • frustrated and out of options? UAB counselors are there for you.

International Student and Scholar Services will be able to advise you about how to apply and who to contact for information. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

And remember — you are not alone! There are other international students/non-native English speakers in just about every class you take! Share your stories and help each other!

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.