Center for International Programs

The Center for International Programs (CIP) at the University of Dayton provides leadership, strategic planning, coordination and administrative support for the internationalization of campus. In cooperation with other University departments and external organizations, the CIP operates programs and provides services which enhance intercultural education at the University of Dayton and prepares our students as distinctive global citizens ready to learn, lead and serve in the world. The CIP is part of Academic Affairs and Learning Initiatives, under the Office of the Provost. Our areas include:

Campus Engagement


Campus Engagement directs and supports the coordination of programs and initiatives, infrastructure development and campus partnerships that foster intercultural engagement and development for faculty, staff and students. In addition, campus engagement, through planning and collaboration, guides the communication strategy for the center.

Education Abroad


Education Abroad provides guidance and expertise for education abroad advising, faculty-led program design and delivery, exchange opportunities and risk management. Education abroad focuses on increasing access to and quality of global experiences for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty, by engaging them in study, research, work and service experiences abroad.

International Student and Scholar Services


International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides students and exchange visitors with immigration advising, workshops and orientation, as well as social and extracurricular activities. ISSS extends its services and support to international faculty and research scholars and their dependents. Through collaboration with other departments and organizations, ISSS advocates on behalf of international students to ensure their academic, personal and career goals.

Intensive English Program


The Intensive English Program (IEP) welcomes a diverse community of international learners to prepare them for success in their academic careers by providing English language instruction rooted in best practices. IEP’s diverse team of TESOL professionals guides students toward autonomy as they learn, explore and practice the habits necessary for success in U.S. higher education. Together with University academic departments, IEP creates and facilitates opportunities for intercultural exchange.

Partnerships and Exchanges


Partnerships and Exchanges seeks, builds and maintains relationships with institutions and organizations all over the world for the purpose of increasing direct global opportunities for UD faculty, staff, students and partners abroad. Partnerships and Exchanges supports activities that include education abroad programs, joint international research, dual degree agreements, faculty mobility to teach and achieve professional development, and other special enrollment programs.