Welcome from the Executive Director
Welcome to the University of Saint Thomas’ International Education Center (IEC). Whether you're coming from another country to study with us or heading overseas on one of our many study abroad programs, IEC is here to help you with your journey.
Our mission is to promote international understanding, global citizenship, and cultural diversity at the University of Saint Thomas and beyond. IEC joins with its many partners, both international and domestic, to provide educational opportunities that are intellectually challenging, culturally enriching, and personally rewarding.
Our outstanding staff also provides advice, information and referrals on matters such as US study visas, immigration regulations, cultural adjustment, scholarships, overseas travel and study, volunteer work, and international careers.
I invite you to visit our web pages or contact the IEC staff to learn more about our educational programs and services. Feel free to walk into our office, contact us by email or phone, or even chat online with one of our staff members.
We serve as a resource and learning center for the entire university community and join with partners to promote global connection, international understanding and cultural sensitivity.
All of us at IEC look forward to meeting you and helping you expand your horizons, whether you are traveling abroad or coming to study on campus.
Dennis M. Hart, Ph.D.
Executive Director International Education Center