beach of Granadella, Jávea, España

Adventures from Galway, Ireland and beyond.

Amanda Thornley in IrelandRead Amanda's blog as she studies abroad in Galway, Ireland this semester!

Study Abroad Experiences

What advice do you have on the program selection process for prospective students who are trying to find a good program match?

“Don't participate in a program just because your friends are going. Try to find the proper fit for you.”

Megan L. (SACI Florence, Italy Fall, 2014)


The Office for International Affairs (OIA) is dedicated to offering international students, scholars, and Marywood's study abroad students a full and rewarding experience as members of the Marywood community. Our staff is available to assist with integrating our visitors to campus life at Marywood and to support students welfare and interests while attending our university.

Primary Goals

  • Create lifelong global leaders
  • Build and maintain an international community in a campus environment
  • Serve as an advocate for international and crosscultural experiences
  • Administer education abroad programs
  • Host and welcome international students, scholars, and visitors to campus
  • Promote and facilitate international partnerships and collaborations around the world

The International Affairs Office Actively Engages In

  • Operation of an International Student Orientation.
  • Advising the International Club on campus
  • Advocating for issues specifically pertinent to international students
  • Contacts with health insurance programs offered by Marywood
  • Local airport pick-up on initial journey to the U.S. for students who will reside on campus
  • Preparations for International Education Week festivities