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"This is one of the best experiences in America. There is a difference between friendships and family, and I needed a family here in America. You gave me a family. I am really grateful for this program."

- 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
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.

Calling all kids! Come experience China!

Chinese language and culture camp

July 21 - 23, 2014
2-4 p.m. (each day)
Location: TBD

Saint Martin's University and the Office of International Programs and Development invite you and your children to experience Chinese culture with students from the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Our three-day Chinese language and culture camp is designed for children ages 5-12 years old. Each day will offer a mixture of Chinese language, writing, arts and crafts, and cultural activities. For three afternoons your child will delight in the wonders of Chinese culture. This could be the beginning a lifetime of international experiences!

Registration for 2014 is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact