Global Education

International Student Resource Guide

International Student Affairs at High Point University is here to serve the unique needs of our growing international student population.  As part of the Office of Global Education, we work with the Office of Admissions, Academic Services (including Academic Advising), Student Life, Counseling, and others across campus while providing services including supplemental academic advising; F-1 Visa, I-20, and OPT assistance; and cultural engagement opportunities.

HPU and International Student Affairs strive to provide international students with a “home away from home,” with personnel dedicated to the goal of making their academic experience extraordinary, all within the unique environment of HPU, where students live and learn in inspiring surroundings with caring professors and staff.

For more information, please contact Dr. Marjorie Ross Church, Director of International Student Affairs.


Incoming International Student Staff

Dr. Marjorie Church, Director, International Student Affairs & Principal Designated School Official

Marjorie serves as the principal designated school official. She is the main point of contact for exchange & study abroad student admissions and academic advising, as well as all matters regarding immigration. | +1 (336) 841-4692 | +1 (336) 420-9720 (C)
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Note: For emergencies, please call HPU Security +1 (336) 841-9111.


Dr. Jeff Palis, Director, Global Education & Designated School Official

Jeff is the main point of contact for partnering institutions and inbound exchange students. He is the main point of contact for nominations and interested students. | +1 (336) 841-9636


Chris Ferguson, Advisor & Designated School Official

Chris serves as a designated school official and assists in creating and maintaining HPU and SEVIS student records. He is the main point of contact for transcript-related questions. | +1 (336) 841-9051


Kristen Cruz, Global Education CoordinatorDesignated School Official

Kristen coordinates Global Education events and is the front line of the Office of Global Education, assisting international students and managing the Global Education Mentors program. | +1 (336) 841-4692


Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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