A successful program for over 30 years, international students ages 15-21 years old come to Saint Martin’s to be involved in short term cultural learning programs. The students come from China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam. They 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.

ESL instructors and programs

  • ESL instructors

    ESL instructors will teach assigned courses in accordance with course competencies and syllabi, develop and utilize a variety of instructional strategies to make learning engaging and fun. Most summer courses are three weeks long and take place July 11-30. Classes meet in the mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri. 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 program lead position described below.

     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, education, 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 completed resume and cover letter by email to Breezie Dzakovic, assistant director of international programs, bdzakovic@stmartin.edu or call 360-438-4597  The application deadline is Friday, May 15 with interviews for potential candidates starting in April.

  • Student ambassador positions

    Part-time, temporary summer position

    This position offers a wonderful experience interacting with international students from countries such as China, Brazil, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. The student ambassador (SA) will assist program leads with experiential-learning activities that teach about American culture and the English language such as drama and music performances, sports, dancing, games and team-building activities. The SA position is needed from July 11-30, on Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri from 2 - 4 p.m., for 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 11 start date. Some SAs 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.
    • Willingness to be flexible and assist exchange students as needed.
    • Outgoing with positive attitude.

    Preferred qualifications

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

    To apply, please submit your resume and completed student ambassador application form by May 15 with interviews beginning in April. Please send application materials by email to Breezie Dzakovic.

    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 a.m. -5 p.m.. Please contact Breezie Dzakovic for additional information regarding the position and application process.

  • Program lead positions

    Part-time, temporary summer position

    This position offers a wonderful experience interacting with international students from countries such as China, Brazil, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. The program lead (PL) will supervise domestic (student ambassadors) 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 cultural destinations, go shopping, and join in other off-campus activities. The PL position is needed from July 11-30, on Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri from 2 - 4 p.m., and Wed/Sat from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. or varied depending on activity. Flexibility is required.  Additional training hours will also be required prior to the July 11 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.
    • Good communication skills and confidence in interacting with university-level international students.
    • Willingness to be flexible and assist international students as needed.
    • People with an outgoing and positive attitude

    Preferred qualifications

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

    To apply, please submit your resume and completed program lead application form by May 15 with interviews beginning in April. Please send application materials by email to Breezie Dzakovic.

    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 a.m. -5 p.m.. Please contact Breezie Dzakovic for additional information regarding the position and application process.

  • Chinese culture kids camp

    Dates: July 25 and 28, 2017

    Location: Old Main, Saint Martin's University    

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

    Space is limited so be sure to register online to secure a spot.    

    If you have any questions, please contact Camryn.Althauser@stmartin.edu