Exchange Student/ Visitor Information

WELCOME Exchange Students/ Visitors!

As an exchange student from one of our global partners, we look forward to welcoming you to the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. We understand that upon your arrival there will be a lot of information for you to take in. So for your convenience our office created a resource page with information we thought might be helpful for you. If you find that what you're looking for isn't located here or have questions, please feel free to contact our office. You can find our contact information below. 


Take part in the many events offered through UAFS from student events to season of entertainment. You can find a calendar of events in the link below. 

Cell Phone Information

UAFS Office of International Relations would be more than happy to help you get a cell phone set up upon arrival. More information will be given at orientation.

Change of address, phone, or email-

International students are required to report any changes to their address, phone or email to the UAFS Office of International Relations within 10 days. To submit changes, please complete the form below and email scanned copy or submit in person to any RO or ARO listed below. 

Change of address, phone or email Form


Transcripts Request

UAFS Office of International Relations does not issue transcripts. This request will need to be made with the Registrar’s Office, located in the Smith- Pendergraft Campus Center on the second floor. To get information on how to request your transcript, please go here. 


**NOTE: Transcripts will not be released to students if there is an outstanding charge on their student account or other holds. Please be sure to check with the cashier's office to make sure you do not owe anything to the university before departing the US. Also note that miscellaneous fees may be applied to your account a couple of weeks after you depart. Be sure to log into your My.UAFS account after departure to check for any payment that might need to be paid to ensure there are no delays in the release of your official transcript.



My.UAFS Help

J Program Information

Fort Smith Transportation

Fort Smith Health Care

Bank Information


US Department of State Office of Designation

Mailing Address: U.S. Department of State Office of Designation Private Sector Programs Division ECA/EC/D/PS - SA-44, Room 668 301 4th Street, SW Washington, DC 20547



RO and ARO Contact Information:

Nicolas Pattillo- RO- Vines 106


Mailing Address: 
University of Arkansas- Fort Smith
Office of International Relations
5210 Grand Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72913-3649, USA