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1 Global Education at CUA Presenters Tanith Fowler CorsiRoy BraineElla Sweigert Asst. Vice President for Global EducationDirector, ISSSDirector, CUAbroad Center for Global Education – The Catholic University of America

2 What is Global Education? University-wide coordination to provide the CUA community with opportunities to raise its knowledge and awareness within an international/global context. This includes efforts to: bring a global perspective into the curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate level develop strategic international programs and initiatives that incorporate best practices facilitate the administrative and immigration flow of students, scholars and faculty engaged in global mobility (international study, internship, service learning, teaching and research). oversee international agreements and Memoranda of Understanding signed between CUA and foreign partner institutions. offer a wide range of international programs and professional services to the campus community.

3 Center for Global Education (CGE) at CUA CGE Mission Statement: To foster a sense of international community that builds on the University's strong intellectual and Catholic Mission CGE Mission Goals: I mplement the universitys strategic objective of globalization Serve as hub for international educational activities at CUA Coordinate, build and strengthen CUA international programs and initiatives in collaboration with academic units

4 CGE Structure Education Abroad Office (CUAbroad) Develops and administers education abroad programs for students in coordination with academic & administrative units International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) Provides immigration, cultural advising and programming services for incoming international students and scholars

5 CGE Objectives Support the new CUA Strategic Plan (under Strategic Goal 2: Strengthen Academic Excellence) Objective 2.3 – Increase Academic Profile Action Item – Develop a student financial support plan to allow all students to participate in cultural and linguistic immersion programs abroad. Action Item – Enhance international student recruitment, programming and servicing in order to remain competitive in the global market, increase diversity on campus, and improve the overall student experience at CUA.

6 CGE Long-Term Goals Prepare students to live and work in a global society Brand CUA as an international university Make CUA more competitive on a global scale

7 International Students at CUA CUA sponsors students on F-1 and J-1 visas In Spring 2012, CUA had a total of 480 international students from over 80 countries Highest number of CUA international students are from Saudi Arabia, followed by China and Korea Highest concentration of CUA international students in Theology, Philosophy, Engineering, Sciences, Performing Arts & Architecture

8 F-1 Population at CUA Highest number of undergraduate international students are in Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Architecture Highest number of graduate international students are in Theology and Religious studies, Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Music The Intensive English Program (IEP) student population at CUA continues to grow

9 J-1 Population at CUA Majority of the CUA J-1 scholars come under a research scholar category CUA has an increase of J-1 exchange students from Hong Kong and Australia this year CUA has a new group of students from Brazil this year CUA has 10 international scholars in a Masters program as well as 3 in a PhD program CUA has 1 Fulbright Scholar on campus for 2011-2012 academic year

10 H-1 Population at CUA CUA has 52 active employees in the H-1B category The majority of H1-Bs are sponsored by NASA

11 ISSS Program Initiatives for 2012 Develop additional academic support for international students Collaborate with various campus units in developing workshops for students Develop opportunities for greater collaboration with campus units Develop cultural adjustment support for international students

12 US Students Abroad American students increasingly head to less traditional locations (Of the top 25 leading destinations, 14 are outside Europe) The majority of US students (54.5%) studied in Europe (15% in Latin America,11% in Asia, 5% in Oceania and 5% in Africa) Top destinations: UK, Italy, Spain, France, China Data from Open Doors Fast Facts Report 2011

13 Education Abroad at CUA CUAbroad sets standards for education abroad at CUA Standardized data collection, course registration across Schools Strategic Plan: Enhanced services to students and faculty, expand program options, develop faculty-led programs, and increase program participation, particularly at non-traditional destinations Scholarships: Autumn Advantage, Gilman, Boren, etc. BY THE NUMBERS: Total # of CUA students abroad Spring 2012: 142 (12% increase) Spring Break & Summer 2012 Faculty-led Programs (Vienna, Rome, Belize – total of 26 CUA students)

14 Education Abroad Opportunities CUA offers students a variety of credit-bearing education abroad opportunities: CUA Rome program – A CUA flagship program (Fall/Spring) (in collaboration with Loyola University of Maryland) On-site full-time program director, assistant director and housing coordinator Teaching opportunity for CUA faculty CUA Oxford program – CUAs other flagship semester program (Fall/Spring) students are affiliated with Oxford college, and study under the tutorial system at Oxford Summer option is new! CUA-affiliated semester programs in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Oceania (IES Abroad & other partner program providers) Non-affiliated semester programs world-wide (CUAbroad assistance) Exchanges (variety of overseas partner institutions and locations) Faculty-led short-term programs (Spring Break & Summer) International internship programs (Belgium, Ireland, UK)

15 Co-curricular Overseas Opportunities Campus Ministry Mission Trips (Belize, Costa Rica, Jamaica, etc.) Spring break and May Student Organizations CUA Global Ambassadors Engineers without Borders (El Salvador) Global Architecture Brigades (Panama) Athletics (Short-term trips, e.g. Portugal - womens soccer) Alumni Relations (CUA alumni trips to Italy, Ireland, etc.) These overseas opportunities are non-credit bearing but still considered university-sponsored. CGE assists with pre-departure preparation and provides overseas travel insurance coverage (NEW plan in 2011).

16 CGE Faculty Support Acts as clearinghouse for CUA globalization initiatives & opportunities (Global Education Committee) Oversees Visiting Scholars Process (including Fulbright) Promotes Formal Faculty Programs (Franklin Fellows Program) Develops University-wide international policies and protocols (international travel-related) Develops credit-bearing faculty-led education abroad opportunities (Rome semester, summer and spring break) Provides overseas program director training (role and responsibilities, overseas health, safety, liability & crisis management)

17 Types of International Agreements General Memoranda of Understanding Student Exchange Education Abroad Affiliation Faculty/Scholar Exchange Joint Research 2 + 2 Programs International agreement templates are available on the CGE website, under Resources – see

18 Faculty International Collaborations CUA has a variety of faculty-driven international collaborations with overseas universities & institutions. Examples include: School of Arts & Sciences & Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Hong Kong) School of Engineering & Asian universities (Hong Kong, Vietnam, Taiwan, China, India, Portugal) Columbus School of Law & University of Lisbon (Portugal) School of Social Service & Mindanao, Philippines School of Music & Terezin Institute (Czech Republic) School of Nursing & Australian Catholic University (Australia), Sophia University (Japan)

19 Questions? To further discuss CUA Global Education, contact: The Center for Global Education 111 McMahon Hall Email: Phone: (202) 319-5618 Web:

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