Welcome to the International Programs Office (IPO)


Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can think of no more valuable asset to our country than the friendship of future world leaders who have been educated here.
— Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell


The IPO is an integral part of the Academic Affairs Division of YSU. We strive to serve as a focal point for the university’s many international initiatives, including international exchange agreements, faculty international development, and matters of international policy. In particular, IPO is responsible for the following programs and services:

  • International Student and Scholar Programs, including recruitment, orientation, support services, and activities, as well as compliance with federal regulations concerning international students and scholars
  • Study Abroad Programs , including advising students on the countless opportunities to add an international dimension to their YSU educational experiences
  • English Language Institute, offering English as a Second Language classes to students preparing to enroll in an academic program, as well as for members of the Youngstown community who desire to improve their fluency in English.


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