International Student Support Services

This page contains a selection of Student Services that are most often of interest to international students. For a more complete list of student groups and other university services to help students, see Graduate School Student Services or the Bradley University Campus Life website.

The Graduate School

Your first stop for assistance and information about graduate admissions, visas, pre-arrival information, orientation, housing, registration and more is right here at the Graduate School. Stop in to Bradley Hall, Room 200, call us at 309-677-2375 or email us at We're here to help! Our office is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00am until 5:00pm Central Standard Time.

Peoria Charter Coach Bus Service Schedule

With daily bus service from Peoria to Chicago suburbs and O'Hara and Midway airports, Peoria Charter Coach provides Bradley Students with economical and convenient transportation services.

Visit the Peoria Charter Coach website for bus schedules and more information.

Multicultural Student Services

After arriving on campus and reporting to the Graduate School, support services for international (F-1) students are provided by the Multicultural Student Services Office (MSSO). They can provide you with assistance and information on post-registration immigration information, work regulations and travel authorization. The MSS Office is located at 824 N. Duryea between the Global Communication Center and the Parking Deck.

Contact Information for the Multicultural Student Services Office is:

Multicultural Student Services
The Garrett Center
Bradley University
824 North Duryea
Peoria, IL  61625

Telephone: (309) 677-2646
Fax: (309) 677-3739
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Indian Student Association Information

The Indian Student Association is open to all Indian Bradley students. The student group provides activities and support for Bradley Students who have come a long way from their home in India to learn with us in Peoria.

Visit the Indian Student Association website for more information.

Campus Housing

Bradley University's campus housing is primarily occupied by undergraduate students.  Graduate students, preferring the independence, flexibility and atmosphere private housing offers, find housing in private accommodations near the campus.  Graduate students rent apartments, share apartments or share house rentals.  Living arrangements can be made once your arrive in Peoria.

Temporary housing is assigned by the Center for Residential Living and Leadership office on a space available basis.  Before contacting them, it is important that you provide specific information about your arrival and your needs.  Contact the Center for Residential Living and Leadership office for the most current information:

Center for Residential Living and Leadership
Bradley University
111 Sisson Hall
Peoria, IL  61625

Telephone: (309) 677-3221
Fax: (309) 677-2609

Visit the Center for Residential Living and Leadership web site.

Peoria Area Friends of International Students (PAFIS) Information

The Purpose of PAFIS is to bring together individuals and organizations for the purpose of providing for students of other lands a maximum educational and cultural experience and an understanding of American life; to provide the local community with opportunities to know and understand the students and appreciate the cultures of their respective countries; and to help international students know and use the resources of our community and country.

E-mail PAFIS for more information.