Our Global Mission

We all are part of a global economy and society. In fact, we’re members of a community of more than 6 billion people in nearly 270 countries who speak hundreds of languages—and who work 24/7!

When DSU graduates enter the real world, they must be equipped to thrive in this global arena and to move easily among its many cultures. Creating globally aware, globally involved students is a major part of this university’s mission.

Delaware State University builds a culture of global awareness in numerous ways, including:

• Focusing on international teaching, research, and learning activities

• Cultivating relationships with international programs, institutions of higher education, and global communities.

At DSU, the world is our university—a laboratory for research and learning. Our students and faculty, and our visiting international students, possess a special kind of curiosity about other cultures, and a true concern for the world.

Find out how you can be a part of our global outreach.

  International Students at DSU

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The Office of International Affairs (OIA) provides a campus community that values diversity and promotes global education and cross-cultural understanding; programs and services that promote academic as well as personal growth and development of international students; and encourages positive interactions among foreign and domestic students. We enroll students from Africa, Europe, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean. The Office of International Affairs supports international students on a variety of levels and provides guidance on the following:

  • Financial, academic, social and personal matters
  • Immigration rules, regulations, and responsibilities
  • Campus and community activities
  • Cultural concerns
  • Preparation and processing of immigration documents
  • An orientation for new students

Every new international student enrolled at DSU is required to attend the International Student Orientation which helps students adjust to a new academic system, a new culture, and a new community. Even if you have had prior experience in the United States, it is crucial that students’ par take in this orientation as previous participants have enjoyed the time to meet other international students and get acquainted with new surroundings.

The OIA is located in the Grossley Hall, Room 116.  We encourage all students, faculty and staff to contact our office on international related issues.  We will be happy to assist in any way we can.

Academic Year

Once accepted to the University, students receive an acceptance package regarding the dates of New Student Orientation, the beginning of classes and additional information. Undergraduate international students are required to arrive on campus in time to participate in New Student Orientation. The academic year runs from late August through mid-May.

Semesters have the following duration:

  • Fall Semester—Approximately Late August through Mid December.
  • Spring Semester—Approximately Mid January 15 through Early May.
  • Summer Sessions I & II —Approximately Late May 22 through Mid August as determined by the individual session.

For specific admissions requirements, click here for our application procedures for international students.

Additional Resources

More resources can be found on the International Students Links and the International Students Forms pages.

Contact Us

Office hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm EST, Monday – Friday

Dr. Fengshan Liu, Assistant Vice President for International Affairs
Phone: 302-857-7418    Email: fliu@desu.edu
Ms. Candace Moore, Director of International Student Services
Phone: 302-857-6474    Email: cmoore@desu.edu
Ms. Latasha Daniels, Senior Secretary and J-1 Officer
Phone: 302-857-6421    Email: ldaniels@desu.edu

Delaware State University
Office of International Affairs
Grossley Hall, Room 116
Dover, De  19901
302.857.6421