The Office of Intercultural Learning (IL) fulfills the dual role of advising students for off-campus study opportunities and advising international students regarding immigration regulations.
In its capacity as off-campus study advisor, IL provides a resource room with information on a variety of study abroad programs around the world, including Southwestern’s London Semester and summer study abroad programs, as well as the Washington Semester and New York Arts programs. Additionally, students may choose from a variety of approved programs in Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia.
Fifty percent of SU students study abroad, and IL provides them assistance with program selection, pre-departure preparations, and issues related to returning home after an intercultural experience. IL works closely with the Paideia Program, helping to weave the intercultural experience into a student’s liberal arts education. The Office also acts as a liaison with other campus offices in order to make the off-campus study as enriching as possible.
In its international student services capacity, IL provides cultural orientation and general advising for students from other countries. International students also receive immigration advising, including information on work opportunities available to them in the United States. The Office of Intercultural Learning is located in Room 231 of the Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning. Call (512) 863-1857 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.