Center for International Programs

The Center for International Programs (CIP) at St. Mary’s University originated from the recognition that St. Mary’s University is a destination for students from around the world, as well as for students interested in learning beyond their backyard.  The Center is home to three different service areas: the Study Abroad Office, International Student and Scholar Services, and our Intensive English Program.

Here at the St. Mary’s University Center for International Programs, students can learn about opportunities to broaden their intercultural skills and enhance their academic portfolio with international perspective through our Study Abroad programs. In the Office of International Student and Scholar Services, international students will find a welcoming place where they can find support and answers to their questions about immigration rules, academic issues, and how to adjust to life away from their home country. If English is your second language, our Intensive English Program offers part-time and full-time course options to help you improve your English speaking, writing and listening skills.

Our staff is friendly and ready to help. Please browse our pages or come visit the Center, located in the Garden Level of Chaminade Tower.

Contact Us

Alfredo Varela, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Center for International Programs
210-436-3432