International Student Life at ChathamU

Chatham University offers international students a unique experience of academic excellence, cultural immersion, and personal growth that creates unforgettable memories for a lifetime. 

Leaving the familiarity of home to pursue higher education in a foreign land can be both thrilling and intimidating. While it’s exciting to explore a new country, make new friends, and learn about diverse cultures, it can be challenging to adapt to unfamiliar academic systems and social norms. 

At Chatham, we understand that the transition to a new environment can be daunting, and we are committed to providing a range of resources and support to ease the journey.

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Students From All Over the World

We are proud to have a diverse student body with people from around the world. Our international students come from countries including Mexico, Egypt, Japan, Canada, and many others. At our University, international students bring a rich cultural and intellectual diversity to our campus community.

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English Language Program

The English Language Program (ELP) offers support for language learners, a conversation partner program, as well as cultural and academic activities. Degree-seeking students may benefit from the 100-level ELP coursework if they need additional support in their language fluency. The ELP is also where many students may begin their studies at Chatham prior to matriculating into undergraduate or graduate programs. 

Explore the ELP : Checkerboard 2 - English Language Program
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Funding Opportunities

International undergraduate and graduate students studying at Chatham can apply for a variety of funding opportunities, which can assist in making education in the United States more affordable. These may be based on academic merit, financial need, or other criteria.

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Clubs & Organizations

With over 40 different student-led organizations, there's something for everyone, including academic clubs, cultural and diversity organizations, and community service groups. Participating in one of these organizations can help you make the most of your time at Chatham.

View Clubs & Organizations : Checkerboard 5 - Clubs & Organizations

International Student Life at ChathamU