We serve our community by offering many programs which help foster cultural diversity. Every year we welcome students from around the world. We host activities that encourage cultural exchange. We believe that international education leads to global citizenry.

International students going fishing

Cultivating Cultural Exchange

We match international students with local residents to engage in cultural exchange and friendship. Let us connect you to the exciting and rewarding experience of a host family relationship.

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International students in ESL class

An intensive ESL program to help you succeed

Learning English is part of what you need to succeed in college in the U.S. Our English as a Second Language (ESL) program provides you with the tools for success.

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What to expect

International student at Pacific Northwest waterfall

A new country. A new language. New experiences! From admissions to orientation to academic and personal advising, our International Student Services (ISS) staff are here to help you settle into your life at Saint Martin’s. Find out what you need to know.

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Summer cultural exchange

International exchange students at summer BBQ

A successful program for 30 years, it is designed for international students from 15-21 years old. They come from universities in China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam 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.

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Need help with your next steps?

International student in advising session

We’re here for you! The Office of International Programs and Development (OIPD) is located on the fourth floor of Old Main, room 430. Our hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m-5 p.m. PST.

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