Mission Statement

The Center for International Programs and Activities (CIPA) has a mission to provide Shawnee State University’s students and its community with opportunities to appreciate different values and cultures around the world. These experiences prepare students for the increasingly global nature of society, encourage their understanding of other people, and enable them to contribute to the well-being of our world community.

Shawnee State University welcomes students from all cultures.

CIPA is designed to help our international students fully participate in their college experience. The CIPA Director Ryan Warner coordinates campus services and programming which enhance our international students' social and academic success. Working in conjunction with various campus offices, CIPA assures that our international students find individual attention specific to their concerns and to their own life, education, and career goals.

Application deadlines for International students wishing to study at SSU are as follows:

  • July 1st - Fall Semester
  • November 1st - Spring Semester
  • April 1st - Summer Semester

On behalf of Shawnee State University, the Center for International Programs and Activities and Director Ryan Warner, CIPA fosters and promotes international understanding and global perspective to the university community and the region served by Shawnee State.

CIPA building

The Rose L. and Augusta Jacobs Center for International Programs and Activities – located on the east side of campus on Second Street one block from Shawnee State University’s West Parking Lot on the corner of Second and Union streets, next door to The Children’s Learning Center.

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