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Center for Global Education

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The Center for Global Education serves as the hub for international educational activities at the University. Its overall role is to coordinate, build, and strengthen international programs and initiatives University-wide.

The center supports the schools of the University in their efforts to bring global perspectives into their curricula by working with them to improve business practices associated with managing international programs, develop new programs and initiatives that incorporate best practices available, facilitate student and faculty mobility programs, strategically manage international agreements signed between the University and foreign partner institutions, and offer a wide array of international educational support services.

The Center for Global Education comprises three units. In coordination with academic and administrative offices, the Office of Education Abroad develops and administers myriad international educational opportunities for students. International Student and Scholar Services is responsible for institutional compliance with immigration-related federal regulations and facilitates the legal entry and acculturation of international students, faculty, and visiting scholars by providing immigration, cultural advising, programming, and support services. The Intensive English Program serves undergraduate and graduate international students whose application to an academic program requires the support of further training in English as a second language.