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- Terry, Korea 2011


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Office of International Programs
and Development

5000 Abbey Way SE
Old Main Room 430
Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: 360-438-4504
Fax: 360-438-4359
Email: intladmissions@stmartin.edu
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST


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Summer cultural exchange programs

Saint Martin's Summer cultural exchange program has been a successful program for nearly 30 years. It is designed for international students, from various countries and universities, to visit Saint Martin's for a short term cultural learning experience (typically three weeks). The students participate in English and History lectures, community service projects, and Pacific Northwest activities such as trips to Mt. Rainier, the state capitol, Seattle, and various museums.

Saint Martin's University Office of International Programs hosts numerous cultural exchange programs throughout the summer. These programs include students from China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan, ranging from 15-21 years old.

ESL instructor positions

ESL instructors will teach assigned courses in accordance with course competencies and syllabi, and develop and utilize a variety of instructional strategies to make learning engaging and fun. Most summer courses are three weeks long and take place during the ESL Summer Session C from July 6-24, 2015. Classes meet in the mornings from 9:30-11:30am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We will also need a few instructors to teach in June and August. We encourage those applying for the ESL instructor position to also apply for the activities assistant position. Compensation: $35.00/hour.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Education, TESOL or a related field.
  • Previous teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in English, Eudcation, TESOL or a related field.
  • TESOL certification.
  • Previous experience teaching English as a second language.
  • Previous experience traveling or living internationally.
  • Knowledge of a foreign language.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter by e-mail to Marco Tulluck, Director of International Programs, mtulluck@stmartin.edu. The application deadline is Friday, May 15 wtih interviews for potential candidates starting in April.

Cultural liaison positions

This position offers a wonderful experience interacting with international students from countries such as China, Brazil, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. The Cultural Liaisons (CL) will assist Activities Assistants with on-campus activities, as international students engage in American culture and learn English through experiental learning.

The CL position is needed from July 6-26, 2015 - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - from 2:00-4:00 p.m.; approximately eight hours a week with potential additional hours to help with other student activities.

Additional training hours will be required prior to the July 6 start date. Some CLs will also be needed in August. Compensation: $11.00/hour.

Required qualifications:

  • Age 16 or above.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Good communication skills and confidence in interacting with university level international students. We are looking for outgoing cultural liaisons with positive attitudes.
  • Willingness to be flexible and assist exchange students as needed.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous experience with international exchange students.
  • Previous experience traveling or living internationally.
  • Knowledge of a foreign language.

To apply, please submit your completed cultural liaison application form and resume by Friday, May 15. Please send application materials by email to Megan Erstad at MErstad@stmartin.edu.

Alternately, application materials may be submitted in person at the Office of International Programs and Development located in Old Main Rm. 430 Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Please contact Megan Erstad for additional information regarding the position and application process.

Activities assistant positions

This position offers a wonderful experience interacting with international students from countries such as China, Brazil, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. The Activities assistant (AA) will supervise domestic (cultural liaisons) and international students in afternoon activities that allow interaction with native English speakers and provide experiential learning. They will also supervise the international students on bi-weekly trips to visit tourist destinations, go shopping, and join in other off campus activities.

The AA position is needed from July 6-25, 2015 - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - from 2:00-4:00PM; Wednesday, Saturday from 9:00AM-6:00PM, or varied depending on activity. Flexibility is required. Additional training hours will also be required prior to the July 6 start date.

Compensation: $14.00/Hour

Required qualifications:

  • BA degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to supervise team activities.
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence in interacting with university level international students. We are looking for people with an outgoing and positive attitude.
  • Willingness to be flexible and assist international students as needed.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous experience with international exchange students.
  • Previous experience traveling or living internationally.
  • Knowledge of a foreign language.

To apply, please submit your completed Activities assistant application form and resume by Friday, May 15. Please send application materials by email to Megan Erstad at MErstad@stmartin.edu.

Alternately, application materials may be submitted in person at the Office of International Programs and Development located in Old Main, Rm. 430, Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-5:00PM. Please contact Megan Erstad for additional information regarding the position and application process.