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A Fun, Supportive Environment

Seton Hill University offers intercultural students a supportive environment in which to learn, live and grow. Once admitted to Seton Hill, you will benefit from the services of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and International Services. This office exists to support you with anything from immigration status to social or personal adjustment to life in the United States.  

"The Multicultural & International Student Organization is more of a family to me, and I think to many other students, too! I love being a part of the events and the community that MISO cultivates on campus."

- Joe Smith, SHU '17, from England

Activities & Campus Life

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and International Services and the Multicultural and International Student Organization (MISO) offer many programs and activities throughout the academic year to help promote diverse cultures on campus. Activities include regular MISO club meetings where students socialize, fundraisers, an annual Intercultural Food Festival where students prepare food and drink from their cultures and offer them to the Seton Hill community, educational programs on current global issues and off-campus trips.

Multicultural and international students also participate in the many other clubs and organizations at Seton Hill, and can also take advantage of the numerous activities that Seton Hill offers to its community, like weekly yoga sessions, kickboxing, whitewater rafting, coffee houses, concerts, comedy shows, art exhibitions and much more.

"Whether you're international, have an international heritage or are American, MISO will always be there to support you. The door on fifth floor Admin will always be open. Don't hesitate to ask questions; they always have the answers!"

- Indira Prins, SHU '16

A sampling of the events organized by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and International Services and MISO is listed below.

Annual Food Festival

Each fall semester, intercultural students are invited to choose a recipe from home to prepare for the food festival and share with the rest of the Seton Hill community. 

World Week

Students majoring in nutrition and dietetics, history, and modern languages prepare information and presentations (and sometimes food!) to share with the Seton Hill community throughout the week-long celebration.

Other Cultural Celebrations

Throughout the year, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and International Services recognizes holidays and celebrations that are important to our students. Events in the past have included Diwali, Lunar New Year and Ramadan. 

ESL - English as a Second Language 

Seton Hill offers an English as a Second Language course for international students. Through this course, you will receive encouragement and support in: writing, reading, speaking and listening. Faculty will assist you with conversational practice, generating ideas for writing topics, locating main ideas within texts, producing clear structures, practicing key grammar rules and developing intercultural skills. Conversational tutorials are also offered weekly to provide additional assistance. You are welcome to attend these tutorials, even if you are not registered for English language coursework in a given semester.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is mandatory for international students. Student health insurance is available to all international students through GeoBlue. Please keep in mind, if you are an international student athlete, you have NCAA requirements for insurance while participating in sports. Please note that medical services in the United States are often expensive; the United States does not have a national health program. Having insurance will cover, or offset, the cost of health care services.

For further information please contact Keisha Che’re Jimmerson, Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Student Services at: (724) 830-1089, (800) 826-6234 or