International Students

Office Hours

International Programs Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CUB 221

Mary's Walk-in Hours:
Monday: 12-2 p.m.

Wednesday: 12-2 p.m.

Thursday: 12-2 p.m.

If you need to make an appointment, please call 477-1279.

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International Students

***New International Students***
Welcome to SHIP!!!

Individual international orientation meeting will be held the first week of classes.  Student will be contacted directly to arrange these meetings. 

New incoming F-1 students will be contacted by email with the details of the orientation.  We will be reviewing F-1 student visa regulations and immigration policies.  Call the office if you have any questions: (717) 477-1279.

All new F-1 students should check in the with International Programs upon arrival on campus.  Please bring the following documents with you:

  • Passport with F-1 visa
  • I-94 card
  • Signed form I-20
  • Proof of valid health insurance*

*Students are encouraged to purchase Shippensburg University's health insurance which is CONSOLIDATED HEALTH.  Information can be found at:

Are you a non-U.S. citizen or non-U.S. permanent resident interested in studying at Shippensburg University?

Are you a currently-enrolled international student at Shippensburg University?

Shippensburg University welcomes the applications of students from other countries. Though modest in size, our international student population represents a wealth of cultural experience from many countries. The university realizes the level of commitment that one must make to leave their families, friends, and familiar culture to pursue academic goals in the United States. That is why the university is committed to having staff who develop programs that will support this tremendous effort.

The International Programs Office is located on the first floor of McLean Hall. We help international students regarding many aspects of their stay in Shippensburg. The staff can help with immigration, travel arrangements, living arrangements, health insurance, social security, emotional and cultural adjustment, etc. International students can also list the address of this office to receive mail and packages.

This page will provide you with information about Admission, Costs, Financial Aid, Employment, Arrival, and the International Student Organization.