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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 Global Education at CUA 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 university’s 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 current 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 2013, CUA had a total of 520 international students from over 100 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 is part of the Brazil Science Without Borders Program. We have 18 students this year from this program.  CUA has 10 international scholars in a Masters program as well as 3 in a PhD program  CUA has 2 Fulbright Scholar on campus for 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 and Engineering. We have seen an increase in teaching faculty H1-B sponsorships in

11 ISSS Program Initiatives for 2013  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  273,996 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in 2010/11, an increase of 1.3% over the previous year.  U.S. student participation in education abroad has more than tripled over the past two decades.  American students increasingly head to less traditional locations (14 of the top 25 destinations are outside Europe)

13 US Students Abroad  The majority of US students (54.6%) studied in Europe (15% in Latin America,12% in Asia, 5% in Africa and 5% in Oceania)  Top destinations: UK, Italy, Spain, France, China  58% are short-term programs and 38% are semester Data from Open Doors Fast Facts Report

14 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, Diversity Scholarship

15 Education Abroad at CUA NUMBERS:  55 CUA students abroad during Fall 2012  136 CUA students abroad during Spring 2013  Faculty-led Short-term Programs  Venice (Spring break)  Rome (Summer International Business)  Krakow and Rome (Summer Law School)  Customized Program  Santiago, Chile (Summer Nursing)

16 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 – CUA’s other flagship semester program (Fall/Spring)  students are affiliated with Oxford college and study under the tutorial system at Oxford  Summer option is becoming increasingly popular  CUA-affiliated semester programs in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Oceania (Arcadia, CIEE, IES Abroad & other partner program providers)  Non-affiliated semester programs world-wide (CUAbroad approval)  Exchanges (variety of overseas partner institutions and locations)  Faculty-led short-term programs (Spring Break & Summer)  International internship programs (Belgium, Ireland, UK)

17 Co-curricular Overseas Opportunities  Campus Ministry Mission Trips (Spring break & Summer) Jamaica, Ecuador, Belize  Student Organizations  CUA Global Ambassadors  Engineers without Borders  Global Architecture Brigades  Athletics (Short-term training trips)  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 through FrontierMedex.

18 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)

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

20 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 & overseas universities (Hong Kong, Vietnam, Taiwan, China, India, Portugal, Brazil, Mexico, Chile)  Columbus School of Law & Jagellonian University (Poland)  School of Social Service & Mindanao, Philippines  School of Nursing & Australian Catholic University (Australia), Sophia University (Japan)

21 Questions? To further discuss CUA Global Education, contact: The Center for Global Education 111 McMahon Hall Phone: (202) Web:


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