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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Global Education Centers

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/globaled/departments.html

Center for English Language Programs (CELP)

The CELP includes the Intensive English Program (IEP) which offers students English language training that prepares them to pursue academic studies in a U.S. university. Students receive 20 hours of English-based courses per week. The IEP also offers tutorial support to students. Tutors help students develop strategies for academic learning, completing homework, and preparing for the TOEFL test. Upon completion of the IEP and after satisfying the University’s language proficiency requirement, an IEP student may enroll as a degree-seeking student. In addition to the IEP program, the CELP also offers short-term language programs based on the specific needs of sponsoring agencies and various institutional partners. At present, the CELP serves approximately 50 students per semester.

Center for Education Abroad and Away (CEAA)

The Education Abroad and Away office is responsible for education abroad promotion, implementation, and risk management. At present, the Education Abroad and Away office coordinates the study abroad experiences of approximately 300 students annually and supports all faculty-led programs and students’ participation in the National Student Exchange.

Elizabeth and Wynn Kearney Center for International Student Services (CISS)

The Elizabeth and Wynn Kearney Center for International Student Services serves more than 1,338 students and scholars from more than 90 countries through a variety of Department of State approved exchange and visa programs. The staff members are committed to assisting students with their academic, immigration, financial, and personal needs as well as offering them opportunities to enrich their cultural and educational experiences.