Franklin University’s Office of International Students and Programs (OISP) supports non-immigrant students in the United States, online international students, and students who take part in one of our programs in cooperation with our partners abroad to achieve their academic and professional goals. OISP helps students during the admissions process and provides immigration advice during their programs and beyond. OISP puts students in the center while maintaining relationships with internal and external partners.


OISP supports Franklin University’s global strategies by:

  • Supporting international students through the admissions process
  • Advising international students on immigration regulations
  • Serving current international students studying in the U.S. and abroad
  • Managing Franklin’s programs that are taught abroad
  • Maintaining relationships with our international partners

Why Franklin?

At Franklin University, we focus on ensuring academic quality, providing access to educational opportunities, adapting to the needs of students, and responding to changes in society, professions, and the business community.

Franklin University’s academic programs are relevant to the needs of the workforce. Designed with input from industry leaders and strongly rooted in academic theory, our academic programs are intended for immediate application by our students.

Franklin University delivers our curriculum through engaging teaching methods, innovative curriculum design, and advanced technology. This is not your traditional, lecture-based educational model: you will access course materials through our proprietary learning management system ahead of class meetings. In the classroom, you will explore topics in greater depth, engage in discussions, and present your findings. Be prepared to share your experiences and perspectives in the classroom and to work collaboratively with your classmates on team projects – your voice matters!

International students at Franklin University are exposed to a unique perspective on U.S. culture and daily life. The majority of our American students work full-time while attending Franklin, and most classes are in accelerated formats that meet at night to fit busy schedules. Your classmates will be just starting their careers or professionals seeking advancement, and your instructors will focus on real-world application of course content.

Our Main Campus is located on 14 acres in downtown Columbus, Ohio, where the Paul J. Otte Center for Student Services, Franklin University Nationwide Library, and Learning Commons are located, along with classrooms, computer labs, and meeting rooms. A non-residential campus in the Discovery District neighborhood, Franklin offers students free parking and convenient access to major highways in a developing area of the capital city.


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