About Us

Mission and Scope

The purpose of the College of Arts and Sciences International Programs is to provide support for and coordination of international student exchanges; faculty-led study abroad programs (with or without credit); internships; international faculty exchanges; joint research programs; short-term (i.e. one year or less) visiting appointments aimed at internationalizing the curriculum; and any academic or professional programming in the College delivered exclusively for overseas students. The International Programs also seeks to expand and strengthen the College’s global presence and visibility.

To that end the A&S International Programs will:

  • Act as a clearinghouse for information about the College of Arts and Sciences’ international programs
  • Coordinate current international programming throughout the College
  • Provide support for A&S departments and faculty seeking to become involved with existing international programs
  • Provide guidelines and clarify procedures for departments, programs and faculty wishing to develop new international initiatives
  • Facilitate collaborations with overseas educational institutions and faculty
  • Assist in the implementation of formal agreements with overseas educational institutions
  • Work with departments and programs to maximize student recruitment potential and identify external scholarship possibilities
  • Advise faculty and departments on procedures and required immigration documentation for hosting international exchange students and visiting scholars
  • Act as a liaison to the International Center and other University units involved with study abroad and student exchanges on this and foreign campuses (i.e. Financial Aid, Housing, etc.)
  • Annually assess the effectiveness of international programs throughout the College