The School of Nursing welcomes international students to an intellectually stimulating doctoral program offered in a supportive environment. International students comprise 10% of the University student population and 13% of the nursing doctoral students at SLU. An active Office of International Programs and an International Center provide campus support. Language assistance and aid in writing/editing are available through the ESL program and the Graduate Writing Center. Saint Louis is an ethnically, culturally, and religiously diverse community with markets, newspapers, restaurants, other businesses, and houses of worship or meditation that address the special traditions of many different nationalities.