International Students

Welcome future Alderson Broaddus University students. You and your family have made an excellent decision to pursue college education in the United States and we hope you will choose Alderson Broaddus as your home. Explore our web pages and see what we have to offer. Everything you need to know about our academic programs, financial aid, student life, and requirements for international admission is right here.

Alderson Broaddus University is in the heart of the mountains of West Virginia, within a few hours of Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. No matter where you are on your educational path, AB can help you realize your dreams with more than 46 academic programs, convenient scheduling options, and academic support. AB is committed to realizing our goals of a truly global student body.

Click on the links to explore Alderson Broaddus University’s programs and check out how you can become an AB student. Even though Alderson Broaddus University is affiliated with the American Baptist church, we have always welcomed and embraced students of other cultures and religious backgrounds. Today, 59 students attend AB from 20 different countries on five continents.

If you still have questions, we can answer them by email, phone, Skype, or What’sApp.

Meet your International Student Coordinator

Jill Nussel

International Student Coordinator/Designated School Official
Jill Nussel

International Student Coordinator/Designated School Official

(304) 457-6296

College/University Attended and year graduated:
University of Toledo: BA 1992; MA 2001; Ph.D. 2006

BA in Journalism
MA and Ph.D. in History

My favorite thing about ABU is:
Everybody here is so friendly and ready to help.

My favorite spot on campus is:
The Quad between Burbick Hall and the Hamer Student Center. It’s always full of students either rushing on their way or having fun with all sorts of activities.

My best piece of advice to a student in the college search process is:
My job is to help International Students get through the maze of regulations and feel comfortable at a school sometimes half way around the world. My advice is for International Students to decide early and get documents completed several months before your embassy appointment.

My favorite meal in the dining hall is:
The salad bar is always fresh and nutritious…but I like the pizza, too.

Dr. Jill Nussel is the Alderson Broaddus International Student Coordinator. She has over 15 years of experience teaching and working with international students at the college level. Dr. Nussel is the SEVIS Designated School Official (DSO) you will see most often. Contact Dr. Nussel any time you have a question about your immigration status, if you plan a trip outside the United States, apply for internships, or if you plan to look for work.

Dr. Nussel’s office is in Burbick Hall #129 in the Admissions Office on the first floor.