At Southern, our commitment to Social Justice means preparing students to enter the global workforce by creating an intentionally diverse campus community not limited by borders. The Office of International Education is a central hub to promote study abroad opportunities, welcome our international students, and support our international faculty.

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About the Office of International Education (OIE)

The Office of International Education (OIE) provides important services for students and faculty. The OIE’s dedicated staff

  • cultivate strategic academic partnerships across the globe, creating exciting and cost-effective study and research opportunities;
  • advise students seeking to integrate international study, research, or teaching abroad into their academic program, and faculty members who wish to establish a program abroad;
  • assist degree-seeking international students, short-term exchange students, tenure-track faculty members, and visiting scholars with matters relating to study visas, employment visas, and permanent residency pathways;
  • administer intensive academic English language training opportunities through the University’s in-house English Language Pathways Program (ELPP).



Owls in (Virtual) Flight: Cultural Connections in a Pandemic

In a series of recorded conversations, SCSU students will connect with their peers at university partner institutions in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and beyond to discuss life as a university student in the pandemic.