Aug 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Office of International Education


Website: www.iup.edu/international

Michele L. Petrucci, Associate Vice President for International Education and Global Engagement
Emma Archer, Director of American Language Institute and International Partnerships
TBA, Director of International Student and Scholar Services
Jessica Mulvihill, Director, Education Abroad & National Student Exchange

The Office of International Education (OIE) is a comprehensive international education office and the primary catalyst for IUP’s international initiatives. The OIE proactively facilitates, promotes, and organizes the international programs, events, support, and initiatives to more fully diversify IUP and the local western Pennsylvania communities.

The OIE is a central source of information that provides special services for admitted international students, visiting scholars, and international visitors and faculty members. The office is also the main resource and support for education abroad programs and international programming. The office provides the following services:

  • extensive orientation program for new international students
  • advising on immigration matters
  • counseling on cultural and personal matters
  • preparation and processing of immigration documents
  • predeparture orientation program for education abroad participants
  • re-entry program for education abroad participants returning from overseas
  • intercultural programming for the campus and Indiana community
  • aid to faculty members for international programming and faculty-led education abroad
  • organization of international events such as International Education Week and International Unity Day
  • management of international programs such as Conversation Partners and International Friendship Program
  • management and oversight of IUP’s intensive English program, the American Language Institute
  • International agreements and partnerships
  • International recruiting and marketing

International Exchange and Education Abroad Programs

Website: www.iup.edu/educationabroad

Michele L. Petrucci, Associate Vice President for International Education and Global Engagement
Jessica Mulvihill, Director, Education Abroad & National Student Exchange

 

Through the OIE, IUP students may take part in education abroad programs. Students seeking information on academic programs offered by educational institutions abroad are welcome to read materials in the office and online. Qualified students planning to travel or study abroad should go to the OIE to start and complete the process.

Programs include:

Argentina, Buenos Aires. Universidad del Salvador. Students can study Spanish language and culture in a university setting while experiencing the life metropolitan Buenos Aires has to offer.

Australia, Manly. IUP students can study courses in Hospitality Management, Business, Sports Management, Event Management, Marketing, and Tourism.  ICMS is on a trimester schedule which falls inline well with IUP’s semesters.  The autumn trimester runs from September to December and the spring trimester runs from February to May.  Students are also able to take advantage of their May trimester that runs from late May to late August. 

Botswana, Gaborone. Students in most majors can study in Southern Africa at the University of Botswana. The university offers an African culture program as well as courses in business, education, science, humanities, and social sciences. Language of instruction is English.

Chile, Valparaiso. Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso (PUCV). Study for one semester, an academic year, or for the summer at PUCV. Students can enroll in intensive Spanish language and Chilean culture courses or main curriculum. Languages of instruction are English and Spanish.

China, Chengdu. Students interested in improving their Chinese language and culture skills can study at Sichuan University. Chengdu is the land of pandas and many historical sites. Languages of instruction are Chinese and English.

China, Macau. This exchange at the University of Macau focuses on business study and offers courses in the following areas: accounting, computer studies, economics, finance, management, and mathematics. Language of instruction is English.

China, Nanjing. Students can attend Nanjing University and experience Chinese culture and language for a semester or an academic year. Language of instruction is Chinese.

China, Shanghai. Students can attend Shanghai Normal University and experience Chinese culture and language for a semester or an academic year. Language of instruction is Chinese.

Croatia, Zagreb. College of Fine Arts students may study for one semester or an academic year at the Academy of Fine Arts, Academy of Dramatic Arts, or the Academy of Music at the University of Zagreb. Language of instruction is English.

England, Essex. Students can attend the University of Essex for one semester and enroll in courses in any of the nearly 50 academic programs offered. Language of instruction is English.

England, Worcester. Students are offered an opportunity to study at the University of Worcester for one semester or an academic year. Courses are offered in a variety of fields of study.

Finland, Helsinki. Students can attend the University of Helsinki for a semester or an academic year. Courses are offered in a variety of majors. Language of instruction is English.

France, Nancy. École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nancy (ENSA). Students in their junior or senior year can apply to take courses in fine art at ENSA for a semester or an academic year. Languages of instruction are English and French.

France, Nancy. Institute Commerciale de Nancy (ICN). A prestigious Grande Ecole, the ICN offers business courses taught in English.

France, Nancy/Metz (summer). ICN offers a competitive summer program for business students. Language of instruction is English.

France, Paris. Paris International Business School (INSEEC). Students pursuing a business degree can study for a semester or an academic year. Languages of instruction are English and French.

Germany, Duisburg (summer). This exchange is for business and economics majors. The BEST program offers students a chance to study in Germany for a short period. Language of instruction is English.

Germany, Nürnberg. Students may study for one semester or an academic year at the Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences. Business, sociology, and German students are eligible. Languages of instruction are English and German.

Ghana, Kumasi. Students can study at the only technical university in Ghana and one of the best in Africa. Courses in humanities, business administration, social sciences, and sciences are offered. Language of instruction is English.

India, Bangalore (summer). Students in the MBA program may take IUP courses in Bangalore on a short, summer program. For information, contact the Eberly College of Business.

Indonesia, Jakarta. Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (UNM). Students can attend the UNM for one semester and enroll in a variety of courses including Indonesian language and cultural studies. Language of instruction is English.

Indonesia, Singaraja. Ganesha University of Education (UNDIKSHA). Ganesha University of Education offers students a unique study atmosphere for a semester or an academic year. Located on the north coast of Bali, the campus is in close proximity to the beach, eco-tourism attractions, and historic temples. Students can take a variety of courses as well as intensive Indonesian language courses. Language of instruction is English.

Israel, Haifa. Study in a diverse and historical city in Israel for a summer, semester or year at the University of Haifa. Languages of instruction are Hebrew and English, plus intensive Hebrew or Arabic lanugage classes.

Japan, Miyazaki (summer). The University of Miyazaki offers students a summer program exploring Japanese language and culture. Languages of instruction are English and Japanese.

Japan, Nagasaki. Students can attend the University of Nagasaki for a semester or an academic year. They can enroll in Japanese language intensive courses or in courses related to their major. Languages of instruction are English and Japanese.

Japan, Nagoya. Nagoya University of Foreign Studies is a private university where students can study Japanese language and culture at many different levels as well as disciplines in English.

Japan, Nagoya. Students can study for one semester or an academic year at Nagoya Gakuin University. A variety of courses are offered in the Asian Studies program. Languages of instruction are English and Japanese.

Japan, Osaka. The opportunity to study for a semester or one academic year at Kansai Gaidai University is available to students interested in Japanese culture. A variety of courses are offered in the Asian Studies program. Languages of instruction are English and Japanese.

Malaysia, Subung Jaya. All students are welcome to attend INTI University, a private university that offers a full curriculum. Exchanges are available for fall or spring semester or for a full academic year. Language of instruction is English.

Mexico, Puebla. Students wishing to enroll in courses in Spanish, business, international relations/studies, anthropology, and hotel and restaurant management with an interest in Mexican culture have the opportunity to study at the Universidad de las Americas—Puebla for one semester, academic year, or summer. Languages of instruction are Spanish and English (specific programs such as business and fine arts).

Netherlands, Amsterdam. Study at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in the Faculty of Digital Media & Creative Industries. Language of instruction is English.

Norway, Oslo. Students may take courses at Oslo Metropolitan University College of Applied Sciences in art, economics, social sciences, education, fine arts, and more. Language of instruction is English.

Norway (various cities). Western Norway University of Applied Sciences is a Norwegian public institution of higher education, established in January 2017 through the merging of formerly independent colleges across five campuses: Bergen, Førde, Haugesund, Sogndal and Stord. Its oldest programs - teacher education in Stord - can be traced to 1839. Various subject matters can be studied. Instruction is in English and Norwegian.

Poland, Poznan. Students studying chemistry, criminology, English, employment and labor relations, journalism and public relations, physics, psychology, and teacher education have the opportunity to study for a semester or an academic year at Adam Mickiewicz University. Language of instruction is Polish; however, many courses are offered in English.

Scotland (various cities). Students may take in a variety of courses at the University of the Highlands and Islands. Students mainly study at the Inverness or Perth campuses.

Slovenia, Ljubljana. Students studying in the College of Fine Arts have the opportunity to study for one semester or an academic year at the Academy of Music at the University of Ljubljana.

South Korea, Daegu. Study for a summer, one semester, or an academic year at Kyungpook National University. A variety of courses are offered in the Asian Studies program. Languages of instruction are English and Korean.

South Korea, South Jeolla. Students interested in improving their Korean language and culture skills and taking academic courses in English can study at Korea University—Sejong campus, located outside of Seoul. Students can experience a quieter side of Korea. Languages of instruction are Korean and English.

Spain, Valladolid (spring). Students with 12 earned credits in Spanish and an interest in experiencing Spain’s culture have an opportunity to participate in the Pennsylvania Valladolid Study in Spain Program during the spring semester. This experience enables students to spend a period of 20 weeks immersed in Spanish culture and language at the University of Valladolid.

Sweden, Karlstad. Students wishing to enroll in a range of courses with a desire to experience Swedish culture are invited to study at Karlstad University. Language of instruction is English.

Taiwan, Tamsui. Experience life in Taiwan at Tamkang University. Across-the-board curriculum is offered for semester or academic-year exchanges. Languages of instruction are Chinese and English (specific programs).

Taiwan, Taipei. Study in the heart of the capital at the University of Taipei in various academic programs; especially Kinesiology. Languages of instruction are Chinese and English.

Taiwan, Taichung. Providence University. Students can attend Providence University for a semester or summer program. Intensive Mandarin Chinese language courses, Taiwanese culture, and both undergraduate and graduate business courses are available. Languages of instruction are English and Mandarin Chinese.

Turkey, Ankara. Students may study at the Middle East Technical University, located in the country’s capital, in a full range of subjects, all taught in English. METU is one of the most elite universities in Turkey.

CEA Study Abroad

IUP students can participate in a range of English-medium programs (including internships) around the world through CEA Study Abroad. For more information, visit the website www.ceastudyabroad.com and the OIE.

International Student Exchange Program - DIRECT (ISEP)

The ISEP offers a wide range of affordable educational and cultural experiences (including internships) for one semester or academic year for participants at more than 100 institutions in 35 different countries (summer and longer exchanges are also possible). Students who do not speak a foreign language still have many sites in which the language of instruction is English. Students who do speak a foreign language have even more options. For more information, visit the website www.isep.org and the OIE.

SAI Programs

Programs in Italy, France, and Spain are offered. Consider studying at one of the English-medium institutions offered through IUP’s affiliate agreement with SAI: Rome, Florence, Milan, Sorrento, Paris, and Barcelona. A wide range of courses are offered. Language of instruction is English. For more information, visit the website https://www.saiprograms.com/

Semester at Sea (SAS)

This is a multiple-country education abroad program open to students of all majors. The unique SAS shipboard environment travels the world while offering cocurricular activities and academics. For more information, visit the website www.semesteratsea.org.

Faculty-Led Program

Faculty-led programs are designed and taught and led by IUP faculty in an international setting. The courses and locations vary from year to year. Current approved programming can be found on the OIE’s website www.iup.edu/educationabroad.

American Language Institute (ALI)—English Language Programs for International Students and Visitors

Website: www.iup.edu/ali
Emma K. Archer, Director

The American Language Institute (ALI) offers intensive English classes for international students and visitors. The ALI provides courses for students from beginner to advanced proficiency in English. Students at the ALI take 18-24 hours of course work a week, with 14-week semesters in the fall and spring and a seven-week term in the summer. Cocurricular social and cultural programs are offered to all ALI students.

The ALI offers several programs of study to meet the language needs and academic interests of international students:

  • The English for Academic Purposes program is for applicants preparing for study at a US college or university, exchange students, and individuals in the community who want to improve their English skills.
  • The ALI Provisional program (ALI-P) is for applicants who plan to study at IUP. This program allows students to receive conditional admission to an undergraduate and several graduate programs at IUP while they study at the ALI to reach the required level of English proficiency.
  • The ALI Bridge program allows qualified students to take up to two IUP classes while also studying English at the ALI. If students successfully complete nine IUP credits through the Bridge program, the language proficiency test requirement may be waived for undergraduate admission.

The ALI also works with groups and organizations to create programs to meet their students’ schedules and specific language learning needs. Please contact the ALI for more information.