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Asia University (AU) aims to raise its profile as a prestigious international university. In response to recent trends in the globalization of higher education, AU started recruiting international students in 2004. As of January 2017, AU had admitted more than 1029 international students from 46 countries such as Indonesia, Mongolia, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, Chile, Mexico, The Philippines, Colombia, Saint Vincent, Japan, Korea, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Slovakia, Romania, France, Germany, Hungary, the UK, the USA, Canada, Finland, and Zimbabwe. In order to better serve and care for its growing number of international students, AU established the International College in August, 2010, planned out its internationalization strategy and action plans, and coordinated all of its English-taught Master’s (and Doctorate) courses and undergraduate dual degree programs. This college aims to provide a friendly living and learning environment and to better coordinate and integrate in-campus teaching and research resources for our international students. Moreover, the school has improved interaction between domestic and international students by establishing the Language Corridor for involving both domestic and international students in a wide range of extracurricular activities and by setting up the host family system for the weekend. AU aspires to become a truly international university and the International College is playing a crucial role in this regard.