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    English as a Second Language (ESL) and Global Student Services (GSS)

Global Student Services is here to help you make the most of your Aquinas College experience from orientation to graduation! While you are here, we will be your first stop for academic assistance, immigration questions, international social events, and campus resources. We are happy to answer any questions you may have whether they be about academics, college life, Grand Rapids, or anything else you are curious about.

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Language Support

Our office provides English language assistance and resources to empower students to succeed in the classroom.

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Student Events

Our office provides many opportunities for students to get involved with the Aquinas community and to explore the city of Grand Rapids..

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Global Orientation

All the new Global Students are involved, prior to the beginning of the school year, in a 5-day long orientation program exclusive to International Global Students.

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Student Employment/OPT/CPT

Information on student employment, optional practical training and curricular practical training.

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Course Connect

This page has information about frequently asked topics such as; academic concerns, transportation, taxes, things to do in Grand Rapids, health insurance, useful websites, etc.


Contact Us

Nisha van Laar
Coordinator of ESL and Global Student Services
Phone: (616) 632-2169
Email: nisha.vanlaar@aquinas.edu

Questions? Contact: globalstudentservices@aquinas.edu