Welcome international students! The University of St. Francis (USF) is a small private Catholic Franciscan university located in a beautiful historic suburban neighborhood about 35 miles southwest of Chicago, IL, a short train ride away! The small size of the University of St. Francis provides international students with an opportunity to be fully immersed in university culture and receive personal attention in their academic studies that is not always possible at larger universities.
USF promotes the inclusion of all students, regardless of their citizenship, ethnicity, religion or background. USF will assist all international students in achieving their educational goals and overcome the challenges of studying and living in a foreign country. We will work with you in applying to USF and obtain an F-1 visa to study in the USA. We offer a wide variety of support services for international students including advising, F-1 visa counseling, English language support, and international and cultural events.
Guidance on applying for Intensive English Program, Undergraduate programs, Graduate and Student Exchange options
Get advice on applying for scholarships and find out about scholarships
available to you
Guidance for international students coming to study at USF, including visa applications, and immigration rules
If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide test results verifying your English proficiency
The International Programs Office has a range of services to help you settle in to your new home and make the most of your time at USF