Information for Current and Future Sponsors
Located in Flagstaff, Arizona in the stunning southwestern United States, Northern Arizona University (NAU) is home to more than 1,000 international students from more than 70 countries. Led by world-class professors, NAU offers more than 170 degree programs across 8 different colleges at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our programs in business, engineering, and computer science are especially popular with international students and NAU is known for programs in Applied Linguistics, Natural Sciences, and Astronomy.
With clean air, sunny days, beautiful night skies, and unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities, Flagstaff is consistently ranked one of the best college towns in America making it the ideal place to learn and grow. Flagstaff is just down the road from major metropolitan areas such as Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Take a virtual tour around our campus today or hear from our very own sponsored students about their NAU experience!
The Center for International Education at NAU is committed to international student success. Our Sponsored Student team in the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) assists sponsors with support, development, advising and placement of sponsored student programs. We are dedicated to maintaining outstanding relationships with all current sponsoring agencies as well as identifying and developing relationships with prospective sponsoring agencies.
Services we provide
Personalized advising Accordion Closed
ISSS serves as the main point of contact linking the student, sponsor and NAU departments (such as Academic Advisors, Student Accounts,etc.). Our Sponsored Student team of advisors are available to advise students on matters of academics, housing, cultural adjustment, billing information, health or family concerns and other personal issues.
Financial Guarantees Processing and Third Party Billing Services Accordion Closed
Financial Guarantees or Financial Support Letters are required for each sponsored student specifying the cost and terms of the sponsorship. ISSS along with Third Party Billing processes these letters once received from the sponsoring agency or the student. Sponsoring organizations that do not have standardized letters of support or financial guarantees will be provided documentation to submit for each student.
Official Transcripts and Enrollment Verifications Accordion Closed
We understand the importance of tracking academic progress of your sponsored students. Therefore, we send official transcripts and Enrollment Verifications for each student to respective sponsors every semester of enrollment or as requested by the sponsoring agency.
Health Insurance Waiver Accordion Closed
All international students are required to enroll in the NAU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). However, sponsored students are eligible for a waiver, if equivalent health insurance is provided by their sponsor.
Sponsored student events & programming Accordion Closed
In addition to international student programming offered by the ISSS and other departments on campus, we provide specialized orientation sessions and online modules for our sponsored students.
Other specialized services upon request Accordion Closed
Our Sponsored Students team works to better serve our sponsored students and our partners to meet the program needs and requirements. We are more than happy to accommodate any other reporting needs of our sponsors and students. Please contact the Director of International Student and Scholar Services or the Sponsored Student Services Lead at (928) 523-1520.