International Programs [Extant]

Goal: Increase the rate of undergraduate student participation in approved international experiences to 30% within five years by providing funds for support services

Divisional Reporting: Academic Affairs

Working Group Progress Update:

  • Investments provide funds for support services. A working group was formed in Fall 2013, utilizing an extant group and adding additional members. In order to support this initiative the Office of International Programs has hired an assistant to coordinate study abroad activities with the colleges. Staff positions have been filled in the colleges to support students in their efforts to study abroad. The working group developed a comprehensive marketing program and one stop shop for study abroad.
  • As a result of these efforts, over 1,800 students had an international experience and 11 students were awarded Fulbright fellowships in 13/14. This represents an increase of 17 percent from the previous year. In 14/15, over 2,100 students had an international experience and over 250 of those students were from the Educational Opportunity Program. In addition, eight students were awarded Fulbright fellowships in 14/15.

2013/2014 Working Group Report

Committee Members

Chair: Al Sweedler, (Chair) Academic Affairs

Kathy LaMaster
Academic Affairs
Paul Ganster
College of Arts and Letters
Mark Ballam
College of Business Administration
Sarah Maheronnaghsh
College of Education
Lal Tummala
College of Engineering
Joe Shapiro
College of Extended Studies
Stuart Henry
College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
Giancarlo Taylor
College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
Mei Zhong
College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
Maureen Crawford
College of Sciences
Miriam Castanon
Imperial Valley Campus
Noah Hansen
International Student Center (Student Affairs)
Aaron Bruce
President’s Office
Alex Nelson
Associated Students Representative
Maxwell Louie
Associated Students Representative
Eniko Csomay
University Senate Representative
Teresa Cisneros-Donahue
University Senate Representative