International students are an important part of campus life at Jacksonville State University. Over 200 international students from Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa, and the Middle East, are enrolled here. Students are represented in University affairs through the International Student Organization, and through a seat in Student Government Council. International students and their cultures are formally recognized each year through International Week activities on campus. Informally, international students are involved in sports (especially soccer, tennis, and golf teams), student professional organizations, and clubs.
The University strives to provide an environment in which international students can easily learn more about American society, and in which students from Alabama can learn about other societies. Jacksonville State University has shown a long commitment to an international environment on campus with the establishment in 1946 of one of the first International House Programs in the country. Today it continues in this tradition.