Center for International Programs

Center for International Programs Center for International Programs

The Center for International Programs provides services to all who seek a rich international, intercultural experience. The staff works closely with students, faculty and administrators throughout the campus. 

Services for Study Abroad Students

Explore your options with the CIP!  We can provide guidance with the following and more:

  • Study Abroad Advising / Counseling
  • Cross-Cultural Counseling
  • Pre-Departure Workshops
  • Visa/Passport Assistance
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Study Abroad Fairs
  • Cross-Cultural Social Activities

Services for International Students

The CIP can provide guidance for the following and more:

  • F-1 & J-1 Student advising 
  • J-1 Scholar advising
  • International Student Orientation  
  • Workshops (CPT, OPT, U.S. taxes, etc.)

We also provide services and assistance on how to get the most out of your experiences while at SMC

  • Personal and Cross-Cultural Counseling 
  • Social / Cultural Activities - Getting Settled 
  • International Student Retreat

Services for SMC Faculty & Staff

  • Advising departments on compliance with immigration laws and regulations
  • Preparation and filing of documentation for J-1 scholars and researchers
  • Processing Travel Risk Assessment Registration & Application 
  • Advising faculty on proposing faculty-led programs