Global Education

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Mission Statement

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The Office of Global Education strives to provide academic opportunities for students and faculty members to develop global awareness and exposure to diverse traditions and perspectives through participation in off-campus programs, both internationally and domestically. Our list of approved programs enables students to engage in the academic and social life of host institutions in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. In addition, programs that provide opportunities for experiential learning through internships and field work research projects are available to integrate intellectual explorations with student involvement in local communities. We also provide support services for faculty members to develop short-term faculty-led study abroad programs, to participate in international faculty development seminars, to visit and evaluate foreign host institution sites, and to foster teaching and research opportunities abroad.

Office of Global Education Memberships 

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE):  Help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.   

Forum on Education Abroad:  The Forum focuses on developing and implementing standards of good practice, encouraging and supporting research initiatives, and offering educational programs and resources to its members.

The Institute of International Education (IIE):  Fosters mutual understanding, develops global leaders, and protects academic freedom worldwide through educational exchange and training programs.

National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA):  A member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field.

Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE):  Advocate for international education, support collaborative projects, provide important professional development and networking opportunities to college and university faculty, administrators and students.