Several on-campus resources exist to help international students maximize their academic potential.
Academic Support Center
The Academic Support Center has a variety of services for international students, including individual meetings with the counselor for international students, writing assistance in the Writing Lab, English language tutoring referrals, and study skills workshops.
The Academic Support Center's Writing Lab offers up to 75 hours of appointments weekly with writing counselors who are specially trained to work with international and multilingual students.
Library Reference Staff in Bender Library
Bender Library offers a variety of instructional workshops to support the development of information literacy skills. Students can learn how to do research more effectively using the library's databases and online catalog, how to make proper citations in their writing, how to write a thesis or dissertation, and other such topics. In addition, librarians hold regular office hours for in-depth consultation on individual research questions.
Mathematics & Statistics Tutoring Lab
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers free math and statistics tutoring. The lab is open Sunday through Friday.
Foreign Language Tutoring
The Department of Language and Foreign Studies, through their Language Resource Center, offers free foreign language tutors available for Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.
The Department of Literature sponsors a Writing Center, which employs approximately 20 peer writing consultants, some of whom have received training in working with international and multilingual students.
Computer Software Training
The Teaching and Learning Resources Group in the Center for Teaching, Research & Learning (CTRL) offers free technical classes to students on a wide range of topics including Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Endnote, DreamWeaver, Flash, Fireworks, Photoshop, iMovie and others. The CTE Schedule of Classes is available online for AU community members. (Sign-in required.)