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International Student Center

Department Overview


The International Student Center provides comprehensive services and programs for Swarthmore's international, undocumented, permanent resident, American living abroad and exchange student populations. Our students enrich classrooms, campuses, and communities in ways that endure long after they leave campus, and we focus on every available resource to support our diverse population. We have students from over 50 different countries at Swarthmore College. 

From student orientation to alumni panels and weekly dinners, the International Student Center supports a variety of programs, both academic and social, throughout the year. In addition to immigration workshops, the office offers a variety of other workshops to help students succeed both at Swarthmore and beyond. The office is actively working to increase support, training, and club development for undocumented students students through collaboration with Admissions and other partners throughout campus. 

The International Student Center is located in the  Hormel-Nguyen Intercultural Center at Sproul Hall. This space includes advisors offices, collaborative student spaces, meeting rooms, and a large kitchen.

Drop by and see us any time!

Meet Our Interns

Meet Our Interns

Sarthak Harjai '24

Sarthak (he/him) is a Senior from Singapore who is majoring in Computer Science and Math. Sarthak enjoys meeting new people and hanging out with friends. He is passionate about robotics and eating cereal.


Yang Liu '26

Hi, I am Yang (he/him) from China, planning to major in Economics and double minor in Philosophy and Arabic. The BEST moment in my life is black iced coffee on a cold morning and a good phonk in my earbuds.


Steven Mukum Tembele ‘26

Steven is a sophomore double majoring in Global Studies and Economics. He loves cooking and singing. Some Adele music and Jollof rice takes him to the moon.


Meet Our Interns

Meet Our Interns

Shinz Jo Ooi ‘27

Hello, I'm Shinz Jo from Malaysia, and I‘m currently involved in the Phoenix and Swat Rocks. Outside of Swarthmore, I'm on the lookout for good food and music!

Panhavoan Reth ‘25

Panhavoan (he/him) is a junior from Phnom Penh, Cambodia who is majoring in Linguistics & Languages (Japanese, Thai) and minoring in Theater. He loves all things languages, is passionate about Disney musicals, and is known to some as a Taylor Swift fan.

Asli Yuksel ‘26

I am majoring in psychology and educational studies. I am also one of the i20 presidents and I have a dog whose name means plum in Turkish!