International Programs  

Welcome to the International Programs Website

Congratulations on your acceptance to Shippensburg University! More than 80 students from over 25 countries around the world call Shippensburg home and we are excited for you to join them.

Connect with the Center for Global Education

The Center for Global Education is your first and best resource for making the transition to the United States and to Shippensburg University. CGE provides unique services just for international students as well as supporting Ship students wishing to study abroad.

  • New student orientation
  • Information about housing
  • Employment information
  • Student travel information
  • Help with maintaining your legal status in the United States
  • Connections to academic support services and more

The staff in the Center for Global Education are dedicated to helping you understand life at Shippensburg University as a first-time student at the Shippensburg campus.

Global Village

Global Village is a program aimed at helping international students cope with culture shock and to ensure a smooth transition to life as a student in the United States. The group is made up of international students, study abroad students, and anyone else interested in international education. All are welcome to attend meetings. Below, you can see some pictures from the meetings!

International Studies Global Village Group Game   International Student Global Village Laughing

International Student Global Village Sitting in Circle   International Student Global Village Exit

Study Abroad 101 Sessions

Study Abroad 101 sessions will begin again in the fall semester. In the meantime, please contact Mary Burnett with any questions at or x1279.

   Learn More

Health Insurance Form 2014-15

Return this form to the Office of International Programs, no later than the Friday of the first week of classes by email to or in person to:
Shippensburg University
International Programs Office
Center for Global Education
Ceddia Union Building 221
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Please send a photocopy of the card your company has issued you, both front and back, to the Office of International Programs. *

Failure to provide proof of valid health insurance will result in a hold on your account which will prevent scheduling classes and/or for graduation. *


International Students