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