About Dallas Baptist University

At DBU, we believe in creating opportunities for your future while you find your place in the world. At our Dallas campus, you’ll find engaging classes, supportive staff, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourself and network with diverse people. We want you to feel at home on campus while bridging the gap between your culture and ours.
- Randy Byers,
Executive Director of
International Programs

Friday, August 29, 2014

[VIDEO] DBU International V-log: Admissions Counselors for Brazil and Latin America!

We are very excited to introduce you to a series of our Video Blog, or V-log where the counselors for different areas of the world will talk about admissions and respond to some frequently asked questions.

 This time, our counselors from Brazil and Latin America talk to their students in their native language. If you speak Portuguese or Spanish this is specially for you! If you don't speak Portuguese or Spanish, don't worry! Soon we will publish two more videos with the rest of our Counselors! Stay tuned and don't miss it when it comes!

Ever wondered what your Admissions Counselor looked like in person? Now you can get to know them a little more and also learn more about the admissions process!



Click here to watch the video


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Leave us a comment with your impressions or questions. We will be happy to reply to you!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NASO 2014: New Academic Student Orientation!





We have new academic students for this Fall semester from all over the world! They are finally here after a long process of applying, going through visa interviews, hoping everything would work out, and preparing everything for the adventure ahead. 



They all came together at their Orientation day and were formally introduced to the international staff and family, including the friendly Patriot! 





   
Orientation was held during the morning of August 20th, where important information was shared and they received their official welcome. Undergraduate and graduate students split in different sessions with more detailed and specific information for each program. 






In the afternoon, all new international students headed to the president's house for a reception he prepared to receive and meet them. 







Now the academic classes have started this Monday August 25th with the first chapel of the academic year, and the students will soon meet their professors, new classmates, and start a new life.
   

We are so happy to have them and hope they feel at home!

   
If you are a new student, we want you to know that the International Departments are here to help you. You have now become part of the DBU family.
   
Call the International Office at 214-333-5427 for general information for International students including events and transportation, or contact the International Admissions Office at 214-333-6905 for questions about immigration, legal status, credit hours, or you can just come by if you need advice.

   
Let's make the most out of this semester together and stay tuned to our blog and Facebook page for upcoming activities this semester! 




Thursday, August 21, 2014

Last ISOM event this Sunday!

This weekend we have our last ISOM (International Student Outreach Ministry) event. It will take place at the International Office at 7 PM and shuttles are provided for Off campus Housing locations.




It is our Scavenger Hunt. The last event is always the most exciting one, and dinner will be provided as usual. If you have missed the previous ones, this is your opportunity to be a part of ISOM before it is over. 






A scavenger hunt is a game in which individuals or teams are sent out to accumulate, without purchasing, a series of common, outlandish, or humorous objects, the winner being the person or team returning first with all the items. If you like detective stories, treasure hunting, winning prizes, or simply getting to know other people or get a free dinner with fun people, this is perfect for you!


Let's take a look at previous ISOM events we had during the summer. We have had a lot of fun!












We hope to see you there this Sunday!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New IEP Students Arrive!

We are excited to have new IEP students on campus for the first term of the Fall Semester! They have come from all over the world to attend our Intensive English Program and they are getting to know their professors, classrooms, and learning more about studying in the United States. 

For this new IEP semester we have around 60 new students and around 80 in total, counting the returning students from previous semesters!



The first part of the registration starts at the Department of International Admissions & Immigration Office, also know as DIAI. This is very exciting for students because this is the first time that many of them finally get to meet their admissions counselor; this is the person who helped them during the application process when they were still in their home country. (Learn more about our Counselors HERE). Students will complete all of the immigration paperwork and receive information in our office before proceeding.





At the International Office, also referred to as the IO, student workers and staff help the students with important information about the program the students are in.




 



During the first week, there are had several orientation sessions held in the IO where new students learn about life in the United States. The topics of these sessions range from: getting a phone, opening a bank account, and knowing how to be prepared for different situations they may encounter in a new country. There are also group meals during the day, where students have the opportunity to get to know one another over breakfast and lunch.








These are some of the students that just arrived to start a new IEP term!

Carolina Vildoso, Chile
Hallisson Texeira, Brazil


Jessica Dao, Vietnam
Mary Romero, Peru

Kazunoa Kusachi, Japan
Priscila Martínez, Mexico


Boxin Zhou, China
Tae Young Cho, South Korea

Divya Zimbachiya, India


Before classes start, the new students take different tests to determine which level they will be in. This IEP term officially started  on August 12th. The next IEP term will start on October 15th.


 Now classes have already started! We welcome our new IEP students and we wish them a happy and fruitful semester!





Learn more about our IEP program HERE!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Students from China visit DBU!

During the past few days we had two groups of Chinese students visiting our University and exploring the campus.


The first group came on August 6th from Hunter Glen Baptist Church in Plano. This church has hosted them for an English summer camp that lasts three weeks. One of the students they hosted a few years ago will actually attend DBU this Fall! 



There were 78 students from mainland China that came to DBU as one of their stops in America. They have been visiting other cities and Universities as well. Many of the middle school and high school students, aged 14 to 17, were from the Cheng Du area.


The second group of 20 students came from the International Leadership of Texas High School. They have just arrived to the country and will be studying in that high school for 10 months. Most of them are from Shanghai.









The purpose of their visit was for the students to know more about the American culture, how the education system works here, and to learn more about DBU. 

During their stay, the students walked around the campus to visit our Chapel, baseball stadium, Mac Computer Lab, recording studio, Town homes, and the dorms.


Group 1:















 Group 2:

















The students also had time to play some games, meet the International Office staff, and learn more about DBU and the programs we offer.






We were very happy to get to know these students and show them our University and DBU family. We hope to see them soon!