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University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

About IPS


The mission of International Programs and Services is to strengthen the global and international dimensions of teaching, learning, research and service at University of the Pacific.

Education Abroad

Education abroad at Pacific is dedicated to providing Pacific students with the highest quality international academic programs and opportunities that allow them to gain the knowledge and develop the skills necessary to become successful and productive members of the global community. In partnership with Pacific campuses, schools, departments, faculty and staff we seek to increase awareness of education abroad opportunities, to promote intercultural learning, and to advocate for diversity in participants and programs.

International Student and Scholar Services

The mission of the service component of IPS is to support and enhance the international students', scholars' and families' academic, cultural, and social integration at Pacific.

Services include:

  • Advising on and facilitating compliance with United States immigration regulations.
  • Conducting orientations and other special programming that help international students and scholars integrate into and adjust to the academic, cultural and social life of Pacific and the United States.
  • Serving as a liaison with United States government agencies, foreign embassies, sponsors and educational foundations that support international students and scholars.
  • Contributing to the internationalization of Pacific by providing opportunities for growth through cross-cultural interactions.

IPS works with international students and scholars from throughout the world to make their stays at Pacific and the United States positive, enriching and fulfilling through essential information.

IPS Committee

The International Programs and Services Advisory Committee ensures the quality of international education at the University, including Pacific students studying abroad and international students studying here.

The Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Director of International Programs and Services about all practices and policies affecting international education including academic approval of all study abroad programs. The Committee reports to the Academic Council annually.