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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Center for International Programs and Study Abroad (CIPSA)

Center for International Programs and Study Abroad

Shawnee State University welcomes students from many cultures. The Center for International Programs and Study Abroad (CIPSA) is designed to help our international students fully participate in their college experience. The CIPSA director coordinates campus services and programming which enhance our international students’ social and academic success. Working in conjunction with various campus offices, CIPSA assures that our international students find individual attention specific to their concerns and to their own life, educational, and career goals.

Housed in the Administration Building, the staff of the Center for International Programs and Study Abroad is dedicated to providing Shawnee State University’s students and the campus community with opportunities to appreciate different values and cultures around the world. These experiences prepare our students for the increasingly global nature of society, encourage their understanding of other people, and enable them to contribute to the well being of our world community. Central also to its mission, CIPSA fosters and promotes international understanding and global perspective to the university community and to the region served by Shawnee State.

International Study Programs

Providing the opportunity to broaden perspectives, the University sponsors international awareness and exchange programs, including a number of long-term and short-term foreign study experiences. Shawnee State also takes great pride in the international faculty who teach at the University. These faculty, and the students we welcome from other countries, share their international perspectives every day and enrich the lives of everyone in the Shawnee State academic community. International programs at Shawnee State take many forms: courses taught by university faculty, courses at foreign educational institutions, field studies, internships, and student exchange programs. As a part of creating greater international awareness, CIPSA sponsors a variety of programs, such as International Meal Days, International Film Festival, the International Forum, International Buddy Program, Friendship Families, and also hosts visiting foreign scholars and lecturers. In order for its students to benefit from a variety of international study options, Shawnee State University has established sister-university agreements around the world. If you are interested in an international exchange opportunity, you should plan early, consulting with your faculty advisor and with the director of the Center for International Programs and Study Abroad.


For More Information:

Ryan Warner, Director

Center for International Programs and Study Abroad
Shawnee State University
940 Second Street, Administration Building
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662-4344
Phone: 740.351.3127

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