Center for International Studies and Global Change

The primary focus of the Office of International Programs is to encourage, inspire, advise and assist Tougaloo College students, faculty, staff, the local and foreign community to develop international skills through education and community service and to live and work in cultures beyond the boundaries of the countries in which they live in order to be better prepared for stewardship and leadership positions in the inevitable globalization of the planet. Our secondary focus is to extend like opportunities and services to international faculty and students. We invite foreign nationals to pursue their four year degree at Tougaloo College.

Study Abroad

pdfStudy Abroad Application

Get your passport:

pdfSteps to get your passport

Passport Fees

Passport Application

Come to Tougaloo

pdf Welcome letter with Admission and Application Instructions

pdf * International Student Application
* Accepted test scores: TOEFL Paper based 500, 173 computer based, & 60 for iBT. We also accept the IELTS with a 5.0.

pdf Medical Form

pdf Housing Application

pdf Academic Calendar

About Tougaloo College

TC ChapelFounded in 1869, Tougaloo College is a liberal arts institution that prepares students to be imaginative, self-directed thinkers, and lifelong learners who are committed to leadership in a global society. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Tougaloo College offers 29 majors within the Divisions of Education, Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science. Tougaloo College continues to be a value-oriented community where quality education is applied to prepare students to be recognizable leaders who will share in the decision making and the innovation of concepts in the world in which we are connected.

Tougaloo College is serenely located adjacent to Madison, Ridgeland, and Jackson, MS. Tougaloo College is nearly a 3 hour drive to Memphis, Tennessee, and New Orleans, LA; and a 3 1/2 hour drive to Gulfport and Biloxi, MS.

Reasons to Study at Tougaloo College

  • Clean, safe, and peaceful! Located in the quiet Tougaloo community adjacent to Jackson, Madison, and Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Small class sizes with friendly professional teachers
  • Tuition fits your budget
  • Our Intensive English Program directs you from ESL to regular college classes
  • Friendly and helpful International Programs staff to assist you will all your needs
  • SACS accredited
  • Most to all of your credits may transfer to any major U.S. institution
  • Four-year degrees available from 29 majors
  • The climate is conductive to many outdoor activities including biking, hiking, water skiing, and other water activities
  • Many shopping areas are only minutes from the campus

Contact Information

We are here to help you! Feel free to call, email, visit, or write Center for International Studies and Global Change:

Dr. Loye Ashton
Director of Center for International Studies & Global Change
Office located in One Jackson Place
 601-977-6148 (fax)

Ms. Diedra Winters
Study Abroad Coordinator
Office C, One Jackson Place
 601-977-6148 (fax)

Campus Location:
One Jackson Place

Mailing Address:
Tougaloo College
Box 90
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174