Study abroad at James Madison University
Named after the fourth president of the United States, James Madison University (JMU) is a public research university based in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA. JMU is surrounded by the mountains of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, just two hours from the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C.
The university offers 77 undergraduate, 46 graduate, and 8 doctoral degrees, as well as pathway programs for international students. These programs prepare you for your studies, and when you’re ready, you’ll continue your chosen mainstream degree program at JMU education.
There are more than 350 clubs and organizations available on campus, including things like astronomy, film and skiing. The University Recreation Center (UREC) and University Park provide are range of sporting and fitness facilities, including a gym, swimming pool, climbing wall, yoga studio, and indoor and outdoor sports courts.
Why study at JMU?
- Great value
JMU has ranked in the top 10% for international student value (College Factual/Chegg, 2017)
- Student staff ratio
The University as a student staff ratio of 16:1 which helps students get a personalized education
Life as an international student
Support is on hand from your first day at JMU. If you join a pathway program, you’ll study at the International Study Center which gives you the best of both worlds. You’ll get the full JMU campus experience, plus the care of a supportive community that will help you adapt and thrive as an international student.
The International Study Center has 20 support facilities including the University Health Center, the Office of Academic and Career Planning, and Learning Centers. There are also a wealth of services, courses, and excursions available that are aimed at helping international students adapt and excel at JMU.
Many international students live on campus for their first year, and there are many options of residence halls and apartments. All rooms include wireless internet, cable TV, all utilities, access to study lounges and a variety of recreational areas. After the first year, you can choose from a selection of nearby off-campus housing.
Student life & facilities
How Studee can help you
Universities & programs
Find the right program for you and your career aspirations
Be guided through your application process
Visa & embassy guidance
Maximise your chances of being granted a visa
Enrollment & travel advice
Get support all the way to your first day at university
Fees and funding
- Direct admission
- 1 semester
- 2 semesters
- 3 semesters
- 4 semesters
James Madison University
800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Located just two hours from Washington, D.C., the city of Harrisonburg, Virginia blossoms in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. The Friendly City provides a variety of things to see and places to eat. And it doesn’t hurt to end each day with a stunning sunset grazing across the Blue Ridge Mountains.