International Students and Scholars

Supporting the educational experience of international Dominican students, scholars and alumni. 

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The International Student and Scholar Services Office serves as the primary campus contact for international students, scholars and alumni. We foster and support a global campus community as part of Dominican's vision of a welcoming and internationally connected campus. 

Prospective Students

We are excited you are interested in applying to Dominican as an international student. Start your journey today by following the instructions below. 

Visit the International Admissions page to learn more about applying to Dominican as an international student.

Scholarships and financial aid depend on the program that you are applying to. Detailed information on scholarship amounts can be found at Tuition and Financial Aid.

Students who need to improve their English skills before entering Dominican have the convenience of attending a world-class language center located on Dominican's campus. ELS Language Centers has been the leader in Intensive English training since 1961. ELS students share the cafeteria, library and all campus facilities with Dominican students, helping to internationalize the campus community.

Instead of meeting a minimum TOEFL score, students are able to fulfill Dominican's English requirement by completing level 112 in the ELS program. Students who have met the University’s academic requirements, but have not yet satisfied the English requirement, may apply for conditional admission based upon eventual completion of the required ELS Language Centers level. To learn more about the ELS Language Center’s program located on our campus, and how to apply for conditional admission, please visit ELS

EducationUSA centers are the U.S. State Department‘s network of advising centers in 170 countries designed to assist local students find the appropriate college or university in the United States.

Admitted Students

You're on your way! You are embarking on an adventure of a lifetime and we are prepared to make every step of your experience as memorable as possible. In the past few years, students from more than 30 countries including Brazil, China, Ireland, Japan, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey have studied and earned degrees at Dominican. As a result, we have experience guiding international students through their entire university experience.

The following events have been prepared to welcome you when you arrive to campus:

Upon your arrival you will attend an orientation session that will help you become familiar with the University and its surroundings. Experienced faculty, staff, and student leaders will be on hand to facilitate your settling in. You will also learn how to register for classes, receive academic advising, learn to adjust to living in the United States, and much more.

At the beginning of each semester, we organize a gathering and invite all international students, both current and incoming. Our goal is to give international students an opportunity to meet each other, as well as their professors, in a fun and relaxing environment.

Through the Global Ambassadors program, Dominican international students act as ambassadors for their countries and cultures. During organized visits to elementary and secondary schools in Marin County, ambassadors give presentations on different themes related to their countries of origin.

Global Ambassadors also organize monthly round tables at Dominican and present their international perspectives to Dominican students, faculty and staff.

To learn more about the Global Ambassadors Program and to apply to be a Global Ambassador, please contact the Global Education Office

Current Students

You are here! You have started your experience at Dominican, are attending classes and are familiar with the dynamic social and academic life at our University. But that's not enough. The Global Education Office wants to make sure that your experience at Dominican is life changing.

The Leadership Lecture Series is just one of the many regular events that are held on campus and has included such speakers as Al Gore, Madeleine Albright, and Isabel Allende. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay current with all upcoming events. 

Did you know that Dominican has excellent career development services? Talk to a career counselor today and start applying for internships. You could end up interning at one of the world's top companies, such as Deloitte, Genentech, Google or Pixar.

The student social life at Dominican is very exciting and you should take advantage of it. Learn about events ASDU, our student government,  is organizing and follow them on Facebook. Dominican students are passionate about sports, so attend a home game or follow the Penguins on Twitter.