The Office of International Education (OIE) serves inbound international students (degree-seeking and short-term exchange) as
well as outbound students interested in studying either abroad or at a partner institution
in the U.S. We also serve Southern faculty members interested in establishing programs
abroad, and members of the Southern community interested in participating in a Fulbright Program.
Where do Southern's international students come from?
Our current international students come from all over the world, including countries
such as Venezuela, Canada, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Nigeria, Spain, India, Bermuda, Korea, Belarus, and the Netherlands, and we are excited these numbers are on the rise! Our staff members are
committed to facilitating as smooth a transition as possible for international students, and we welcome our students to contact us or
stop by our office at any time for assistance, or to see a friendly face!
We also send SCSU students to more than 80 countries worldwide through our Education
The OIE currently offers students to study abroad at over 20 partnered exchange universities.
Students have the opportunity to pay Southern tuition for a semester of study in Spain,
France, China or Ecuador, to name a few. Check out the rest of our exchange partners
here. Or, if you've got another destination in mind, travel through one of our alternative programs. Let us help you craft your ideal study abroad experience!