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Welcome to the Office of International Student Services!
Whether you have questions about the application process, F-1 visa and immigration status, or campus life for our international community, we hope that you will find the information you need here. Know that if not we are only an email or phone call away to answer any questions or concerns! So, please feel free to reach out to us anytime. We are committed to serving and supporting you throughout this entire season of preparation for Kingdom ministry.
I am grateful and honored to serve in this capacity especially because my parents were both international students here back in the 1990s and I was born and raised here on Southwestern’s campus. I remember growing up in the Townhomes, running around the playground, riding my bike up and down the tunnel to go see my father on campus. I have so many other fond memories of Southwestern and it is truly amazing how the Lord, after almost 20 years, led me back to Southwestern to prepare for the next step. I am now living in the Townhomes with my wife Michelle and baby John Yegun Jung and am working on my Master of Divinity.
I graduated from Moody Bible Institute in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry. God opened the door for me to come to Southwestern as it is the school my father graduated from. I never imagined I would be attending the same school that he attended when he was younger in his college days. For me to be walking in the same streets as my father did, going to the same classes as my father attended, breathing the same air and experiencing the same humid and stuffy weather as my father breathed and felt, and for me to worship and study the same Word of God as my father did is a privilege and a blessing. I was so little that I don’t remember anything about Southwestern, but I am thankful to be here and to cherish these moments by having fellowship with other brothers and sisters from all over the world to pursue godliness and become advocates of the truth.
I graduated with my Bachelors in Biology Fall of 2016 with the intention of going to veterinary school, but after spiritually wrestling with God I knew that my call was not vet school but to enter the ministry. (Genesis 32:24-30) I faced a lot of opposition from my family as they felt that I was throwing away my life by entering a vocation that would not be financially substantial to sustain a family. Despite the opposition, I decided to pursue seminary and begin my MDiv at Logsdon Seminary Fall of 2016 and was later sponsored by my home church to transfer to Southwestern. My current plans are to graduate Spring of 2021 and continue my studies by pursuing a ThM degree.
Being born and raised in a humble family in a small village called Paorei, Ukhrul, Manipur, India, I sensed a “double portion” of blessings showered from above. For He not only saved me and my family but also brought me to Southwestern in Fall of 2018. My humble prayer is to graduate with the MACE in Spring of 2021 and to pursue a PhD thereafter. Before I came to Southwestern, I went to Delhi University and graduated in English Literature, and studied Master in Sociology. While I was praying for a job in 2013, I felt a sense of calling by the word of Isaiah 6:8, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here I am. Send me!’” I went on initially against the will of my family to study Theology but by God’s grace I am here with my family’s blessing.
I graduated with my B.S. in Biology from a small liberal arts university in Georgia Spring of 2020. I have always loved God’s creation in nature, and have especially loved animals, so I expected that I might pursue a career in wildlife. However, God stirred up a new passion in me for international ministry during my undergraduate career. I ended up joining the international club at my university and immediately recognized the amazing opportunity to serve and have gospel conversations with people from across the world. After graduating, I wanted to seek the Lord’s will for me in international ministry and missions, which led me to Southwestern. Now, I am pursuing an M.T.S – Concentration in Cross-Cultural Missions to prepare me for whatever the Lord has next.
President, Aremu Ouseun
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President, Binu Paul
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Explanations of some of the most important aspects of being an international student in the United States.