Mission, Vision, Goals


The International Student Center (ISC) assists international students in achieving success in their educational endeavors and through the contribution of their varied and unique cultural and global perspectives, serves to broaden the University community's cultural and global awareness.


Global education at Seattle Universty is an essential part of our Jesuit Catholic educational mission, and a crucial means to succeeding in our expressed commitment to "empowering leaders for a just and humane world." We seek to educate and develop conscientious members of the global community, women and men who will be motivated by a shared conviction to promote lasting peace and social justice within and between nations.

Office Goals

The ISC develops and implements various programs that support international student’s academic, social, cultural, emotional, and spiritual success to promote international student retention and degree completion.   

The ISC provides support & education to international students with regard to a variety of immigration related issues and works with federal authorities to ensure that our students and the University remain in compliance with federal policy and law within the United States Customs and Immigration Services.

The ISC will be visible across campus and continue to broaden collaboration with academic and non-academic University departments to support the University strategic goal of Global Engagement and assist the campus as it continues to internationalize its culture, programs, and services.


Diversity Statement

The International Student Center at Seattle University both celebrates and promotes a safe and healthy community life for people of all races, religions, national origins, socio-economic classes, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, physical and learning abilities, and ages by modeling behavior and articulating expectations that we live and work together in one community, bound together by our commitment to learning and respect for one another. Excellence and diversity at Seattle University are inextricably tied. We have a deep understanding of and commitment to the fact that to be an excellent division and an excellent university we must be diverse in all aspects of our work.