International Student Support Services
The Culture of Carroll
Students from around the world choose to come to Carroll College because of the many wonderful opportunities available here. We encourage you to get involved in as many activities as possible, to fully immerse yourself in the Culture of Carroll!
Carroll is a Catholic, diocesan, residential college with a strong mission to serve others. We are located in the majestic Rocky Mountain West, between Yellowstone and Glacier National parks. Helena has recently been ranked as the "Most Affordable College Town in America" and is also known as "The Best Little Art Town in America."
While you are here, be sure to get involved:
- Embrace the great outdoors! Want to try skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, hiking, kayaking -- or many of the other great outdoor opportunities in Big Sky Country? Go with Carroll Adventure and Mountaineering Program (CAMP).
- Discover the culture of our faith - attend Mass, go on retreat, or participate in small groups with your Peer Minister or join VIA and COR.
- There are many student activities and organizations on campus. Join a student club, such as Intercultural Students Network, Carroll Outreach Team, or Engineers Without Borders (among many others listed at this link).
- Join the many Carroll students who volunteer or participate in community service projects.
- Helena is "The Best Little Art Town in America" - attend a play at the Carroll Theater or Grandstreet, visit the world-renowned Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, go to the Symphony or hear a great concert at the Myrna Loy or from one of Carroll's many musical ensembles.
Who to Contact for Help
- Shannon Ackeret can answer questions about your F1 or J1 visa status, I-20's, DS 2019 and travel restrictions. Provide cross-cultural advising and any other needs.
- Annette Walstad can provide academic advising
- Wes Feist can answer questions about OPT, CPT or other employment questions.
- Joyce Lui can connect you with other students who are interested in cultural exchange, through the Intercultural Students Network.
- Your RA (Resident Advisor). can help with questions about your dorm room, residence hall, roommates, etc.
- Your Peer Minister is available to help you with questions of faith, values, community participation, etc.
- Garrett Thompson or Sean Undercolfer will help you to arrange to stay in the residence hall over holidays, use the kitchen facilities in St. Charles Hall, and other community living needs.
- Shae Bill is the student body president and can respond to any concerns you have about the student experience here at Carroll College.
Assistant Director of Global Learning
Borromeo Hall 110
Carroll students: To make an appointment with Shannon, visit Handshake.
If you are a Carroll student and would like to make an appointment with International Student Support Services, visit Handshake.