Maria V. Bouzas, M.A., Director
The Office of International Programs (OIP) internationalizes the Seton Hall community in three distinct areas.
- Education Abroad
The OIP coordinates the study abroad process for Seton Hall students. Students are encouraged to make study abroad part of their college experience by participating in faculty-led programs, exchange agreements or opportunities through third-party providers. Opportunities abroad can range from one week to a year and to countries such as, Spain, France, Italy, Ethiopia, the Philippines, England and China. The OIP is a central information point, providing pre-departure orientation and guidelines for safe travel. The OIP also advises the Seton Hall International Programs (SHIP) student organization.
- International Student and Scholar Services
The Office of International Programs assists international students and visiting scholars who wish to study or do research at Seton Hall. This includes issuing the initial documentation required to obtain a student visa or an exchange visitor visa, as well as providing immigration counseling to all international students and scholars regarding maintaining visa status, employment, traveling, changing status, etc. The OIP also provides assistance and guidance to the International Student Association (ISA).
- Cultural Activities
The OIP promotes awareness and understanding of other cultures throughout the campus and assists international students with integration into the Seton Hall community through social and cultural events. The International Celebration in the fall highlights cultures and customs from around the world.
For further information, contact the Office of International Programs at (973) 761-9072 or visit www.shu.edu/offices/oip-index.cfm