With students from 33 different countries, Taylor understands the difficulties students from other cultures face. We try our best to cater to these needs by offering health care, organizations for students to get involved in, and more.
Every college student arrives on campus with certain worries. Will I get along with my roommate? Will I be able to find my classes? Will I fit in? But as an intercultural student or missionary kid you face additional obstacles and concerns. How will I make the transition into a new culture? Where will I spend holidays and breaks? What happens if I get sick?
We have the practical things covered. Our health clinic—located directly across the street from campus—is there to make sure you get any medical attention you might need. Our campus police are here to provide a safe environment on campus.
The Office of Intercultural Programs (OIP) assists international, third-culture, missionary and ethnic students in helping to better adjust in a new college environment.
There are many intercultural organizations you can join. You might feel at home in MuKappa, International Student Society (ISS), Multi-Ethnic Student Association (MESA), or many others.
These groups not only give their members support and encouragement but also provide opportunities for you to share your experiences and perspectives with the rest of the student body through events like Mosaic Night.
Outside of Taylor’s formal opportunities, you’ll find yourself supported by the entire community, including faculty and staff, the majority of whom live near campus and often open their homes to students during holidays and breaks.
The presence of students from other cultures adds a rich global dimension to campus and is incredibly valuable to this community.