International Students

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    SFU welcomes students from all over the world to reach higherand go far. SFU offers small class sizes and state-of-the-artliving and learning facilities in beautiful, safe, and friendlysetting. The Office of International Student Programs invitesinternational students to enroll in our Intensive English Programas well as pursue their undergraduate and graduate degrees in over60 programs of study at SFU. In fact, this year marks the highestnumber of international students ever enrolled in the history ofSFU. The Saint Francis community sees our international presence asan exciting opportunity; students, faculty, and staff have beenembracing international diversity, as evidenced by the recentMulticultural Day Festival, and other social and academic eventsand initiatives that invite American students, faculty and staff toengage with international students. Over 100 international studentsfrom 25 countries consistently refer to SFU as "safe, friendly,enjoyable" and "a great place to study while enjoying trips to NewYork City, Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh".

    The mission of the Office of International Student Programs(ISP) is to welcome international students from around the world,and ensure their needs are met throughout their experiences in ourIntensive English Program and the rest of their academic careers atSFU. The ISP works with SFU students, faculty and staff to supportthe overall success of our International Students. InternationalStudents at SFU receive personal and direct attention from thepoint of applying, arriving, orientation, on-campus housing,special trips and activities, and more.

    Currently the ISP is recruiting international students fromaround the world searching for students of excellence from diversebackgrounds. We are also offering generous new InternationalExcellence scholarship awards! We are currently admitting studentsinto our Intensive English Program as well as our traditionalUndergraduate and Graduate programs.

    Our international students have gone on to become physicians,teachers, engineers, accountants, chemists, and environmentalists.SFU is proud to say that 97% of all SFU graduates move on toemployment or graduate school within six months of graduation. Theysucceed in all walks of life because they expect a lot from SaintFrancis University. And they receive it. As an internationalstudent you can expect a lot more from Saint Francis Universitythan clean, mountain air. You can expect small class sizes, a safeand friendly value-centered atmosphere, and personal supportbefore, during, and after you complete your degree at SFU.

    To discover more about Saint Francis University, we invite youto explore the links provided and visit our International AdmissionsPage. There's a certain "feeling" to the University that justdoesn't come across in the information provided here, so pleasefeel free to contact the Office of International Student Programsat so that we may assistyou in your university selection process.

    Remember, how far you go in life depends a lot on how high youreach!


    Sam Heikinen
    Director, Office of International Student Programs

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