International Students FAQs

International Students FAQs

How do I apply for housing?

Information on how to apply for housing on Doane campus can be found on the Residence Life page. For new students, instructions on how to apply for housing can be found on the New Tigers website. Returning students can find information on applying for housing and housing selection on the Current Tigers site.

How do I transfer my classes to Doane University?

International students transferring credits to Doane University must submit their transcript to a credential evaluator to be translated and credited classes to be evaluated. These results will then need to be submitted directly to Doane. Doane will then evaluate and transfer classes that are applicable and align with Doane requirements.

What is plagiarism in the United States?

Plagiarism is a very important topic for international students. In the U.S., students are expected not to work together on assignments unless the professor specifically allows them to work in groups. A student is expected to work alone on exams, homework, and papers. A student who copies answers from another student, or allows another student to write an assignment or exam for him/her is guilty of cheating. In the U.S., it is necessary to cite, or give credit to, (cite) all sources of information in your written work. If a student gets some information from the internet or a book, he or she must list details of that source in his/her paper. If any phrases or sentences are used directly from the course, then there must be quotation marks around those words, and the source must be stated. If a student uses other sources of information and does not identify the source, then it is called plagiarism. A student may get a failing grade on an assignment or a failing grade in a course if caught cheating or plagiarizing someone else’s work.

Can international students work on campus?

Students interested in a campus job must first acquire a Social Security number. This can be acquired in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Social Security Office.

Address:
100 Centennial Mall N
Room 240
Lincoln, NE 68506
Phone: 1-888-593-2880
 

When applying for a job, other forms of identification may be required. The list of acceptable documents may be found on the Form I-9 on the IRS website. Students can then apply for on-campus positions on the Doane Student Jobs website.

Do international students need to file taxes?

An international student may need to file taxes for a number of reasons. These reasons may include taxable income earned in the U.A., grants and fellowships that are taxable, and any other income that is taxable under the Internal Revenue Code. For information on how to file taxes, who is required to file, and required forms, visit the IRS website for foreign students and scholars.

Do I need a meal plan?

Students living on campus are required to have a meal plan. There are currently four meal plan options for students. These meal plans apply to the dining hall for meals and the Doane Dollars can be used in the OBC Grill and Coffee Shop at Lakeside Coffee.
The Platinum Plan: Unlimited access to resident dining during hours of operations, plus, $50 in Doane Dollars.
The Gold Plan: 14 Meals per week in the resident dining hall, plus $500 in Doane Dollars.
The Silver Plan: 10 Meals per week in the resident dining hall, plus $750 in Doane Dollars.
The Bronze Plan: 7 Meals per week in the resident dining hall, plus $1000 in Doane Dollars.

For more information, visit the Doane My Meal Plan webpage

What is an academic advisor?

An academic advisor is a professor who works with students throughout their education at Doane University. The academic advisor assists the student with registration of classes and other aspects of academic advising. During their first year at Doane, R\honda Lake will serve as their first-year success advisor. Following their first year, a faculty member takes over to guide students through their major all the way to graduation. This faculty member is typically a professor within the student’s major. If the student is undecided, a faculty member aligned with their interests will step in to guide them. For more information, visit Doane’s Advising webpage.

How do I get involved on campus?

Getting involved at Doane is easy with the many organizations on campus. This includes Greek life; volunteer opportunities; and academic, social, religious and other types of clubs and organizations to allow students to build connections and be involved. For information about the organizations on campus, and whom to contact to get involved visit the Office of Campus Life.

What is Greek Life?

Greek life, or Greek letter organizations, fraternities and sororities that function as social organizations at colleges and universities. Membership is typically gained during undergraduate school, but continues for life. Fraternities and sororities host philanthropic activities, networking events for members and alumni, social functions, and formal dinners throughout the academic year. Doane Greek life is the largest organization on campus. Greek groups are local chapters, meaning they are unique to Doane’s campus. Greek life has a rich history on Doane’s campus, the first fraternity was established 11 years after the University’s founding, and the first sorority in 1907.
Today, Doane features 5 sororities, and fraternities. For more information on Greek groups, the history of Greek life at Doane, and the rushing process, visit Doane’s Greek Life webpage.

How do international students apply for employment and/or internships off campus?

Students interested in a campus job must first acquire a Social Security number. This can be acquired in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Social Security Office.

Address:
100 Centennial Mall NRoom 240
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone:1-866-593-2880
 

When applying for a job or internship, other forms of identification may be required. The list of acceptable documents may be found on the Form I-9 on the IRS website.
Once students have acquired these documents, they may apply for the jobs or internships through the College Career Center or through the employer directly.