Due to the continued travel restrictions as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and based on current System guidance, student study abroad and faculty-led student study abroad will be cancelled for the Academic Year 2020-2021 which includes winter, spring break and summer 2021. Questions may be directed to Ms. Mary Burnett, Director of International Programs, meburnett@ship.edu. For students seeking information for travel options in Spring 2022 onwards, please contact the office for an advising appointment.

International Programs

Welcome to Study Abroad and International Student Support Services at Shippensburg University!

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Study Abroad

Seeking information about study abroad?  We can help you with navigating the process and finding the right program for you!

International Students

The Center for Global Education (CGE) is your first and best resource for making the transition to the United States and to Shippensburg University.  We host over 50 students from over 20 countries. CGE provides unique services just for international students as well as supporting Ship students wishing to study abroad.

  • New student orientation
  • Housing Information
  • 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 on campus.

Required Information

New and returning International Students must submit personal and health insurance information to the Office of International Programs each semester by the end of the first week of classes. 

You must also send a photocopy of the health insurance card your company has issued to you, both front and back, to the Office of International Programs, no later than the Friday of the first week of classes.  You may email the copy of your insurance card to April Ashway-Railing, internationalprogram@ship.edu.


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