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Multicultural and International Services Office (MISO)

    Visit campus and see what we mean. Join a class discussion about contemporary Caribbean history, French language, and the link between politics and economics in international affairs. Enjoy the cafeteria's authentic tostones and yucca con mojo for Latino Heritage Week. Celebrate the Chinese New Year with ribbon dancing and sweet oranges. Play salsa, bhangra and J-pop in your residence hall room. Play a pick-up fútbol game by campus' peaceful Lake Jovita.

    Saint Leo truly is a university of international consequence. Located in the lush, rolling hills of Central Florida, Saint Leo is home to approximately 500 international students from around the world-that's more than 22% of our undergraduate campus community.

    For international student admissions, click here.

    International Student Services

    Even if you have lived and traveled abroad before, you may find Saint Leo and the United States higher education system a bit different from your home country. To help you adjust and achieve success in all aspects of your new life, Saint Leo offers a variety of programs, clubs and events specially tailored to the needs of our international students.

    The Multicultural and International Services Office (MISO) is dedicated to helping international students throughout your entire time at Saint Leo. We start with pre-arrival advising, and continue to offer guidance on everything from academic support and immigration to American slang and holiday customs.

    A primary role of the Multicultural and International Services Office (MISO) is to serve as an intermediary between international students and the U.S. government.

    Got questions? We are here to assist, nurture and support:

    • Obtain and maintain visa status
    • Prepare for your F-1 visa interview
    • Find on-campus employment
    • Get vaccinations required for on-campus housing (in conjunction with the Health Services office)
    • Obtain a U.S. drivers license

    Contact the Multicultural and International Services Office at (352) 588-8442.

    International Clubs & Programs

    • International Student Orientation: A special introduction to Saint Leo and U.S. university life before the general first-year orientation. Academic, cultural and immigration issues are discussed in detail. Learn more about International Student Orientation »
    • Intercultural Student Association (ISA): Open to all international students and U.S. students with an interest in international issues, ISA promotes international diversity and cultural awareness. Events include speakers, film screenings and trips to Florida tourist attractions.
    • International Education Week: An annual joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, the national week-long program—localized at Saint Leo—celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
    • Feast for the World: Saint Leo's annual international food expo held each November during International Education Week. International students prepare and share dishes from their home country, from Indian curry and Irish stew to Austrian apple cake and Spanish flan.
    • Student Organizations: Includes the Caribbean Student Association, Saudi Students Club at Saint Leo, La Familia and Goizueta Scholars for Latino and Hispanic students. Don't see a club for your culture? Saint Leo makes it easy to start your own. 
    • Food for Thought: Monthly faculty-and-staff-led trips to area ethnic restaurants expose students to a wide variety of cuisines and cultures, including Ethiopian, Thai and Vietnamese. View all Clubs & Organizations »
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    Contact/Visit Us

    Email Us: MISO@saintleo.edu Phone: (352) 588-8442
    Fax: (352) 588-8509
    Visit Us: Student Activities Building, Suite #221


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