Where in the World is Auburn?

International Students

With nearly 1,500 international students, Auburn University’s student body represents more than 100 countries. Attracted by the university’s excellent academic tradition, friendly campus and commitment to worldwide service, Auburn’s international students actively contribute to the vitality of our community inside and outside the classroom.


In the South the sweet treats known as MoonPies are often a first resort when a craving for a confection comes calling. But Chinese students at Auburn, such as Zhizhi Sheng, are more likely to tell you about the delight one can find ... Read more

Students Abroad

Auburn University’s approximately 70 faculty-led study abroad programs provide students with first-hand learning opportunities in 36 countries around the world. Auburn’s new exchange programs allow students to spend a summer, semester or year abroad while paying their regular Auburn tuition rate.

Auburn Students Abroad

Sydney Herndon, a Birmingham native, was set to graduate in May, but a conversation with her professor and the allure of one more abroad experience convinced her to push back graduation until August. Read more

International Faculty

Auburn University’s distinguished faculty represents more than 69 countries, bringing the world into the classroom. Both international and domestic faculty members continuously engage on an international scale, developing research and collaborations with the world’s best institutions.

Vitaly Vodyanoy

One would think there would be a major culture shock moving from Leningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia) in the former U.S.S.R. to New York City during the Cold War. Fortunately for Auburn professor Vitaly Vodyanoy, science remains the same in any language ... Read more

Global Alumni

No matter where you travel, you’re likely to find an Auburn University graduate. Auburn’s proud alumni live in more than 96 countries worldwide.

Esther Ngumbi

Esther Ngumbi’s story is one that could stir the spirits of Charles Dickens or Horatio Alger. Her life’s accomplishments have been impressive, but her relentless drive and desire to improve the lives of her people are stunning.
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Last Updated: August 19, 2016