Roxanne Hoch ’15

Major: International Studies
Hometown:Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

While taking Elementary Chinese, I had the opportunity to practice traditional Chinese calligraphy. This was my absolute favorite part of class because it shows that there is not only a difference in the way words are written (characters versus letters), but also a difference in the method of how the language is written.


Welcome to the University of Mount Union!

Deciding to study in the United States is one of the most significant decisions of an international student's life. Along with the opportunity for academic achievement, it carries the challenge of adapting to a new culture, a different educational system and "strange" social conventions. It also includes the potential for great personal growth. Having studied in Mexico, as well as traveling all over the world myself, I am eager to share my insights and the resources of my office as you make the transition to life in America.

The Office of International Recruitment and Admission along with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is here to help you adapt to all aspects of campus life, acting as liaison and advocate in your dealings with the U.S. government, Mount Union, academic departments and administrative offices. Together, we also conduct orientation, plan cultural programming and organize social activities.

Part of your educational experience is learning how to accomplish tasks outside the classroom. Our offices will indeed help you to understand how to work through completing these tasks but you will be the one who needs to do the actual work. We will not reproduce the services already offered on campus by other departments but we will gladly educate you about where those offices are and who to consult with for assistance.

If you or your family members have any questions or concerns about Mount Union, please do not hesitate to contact me at or to come visit my office located in the Gartner Welcome Center. Please do not send mail to this address rather, use the University address below.

Dawn Adams, Director of International Recruitment and Admission
International Recruitment and Admission
University of Mount Union
1972 Clark Avenue
Alliance, OH 44601USA
Phone: +1 (330) 823-7493
Fax: +1 (330) 823-5097

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