Welcoming a Worldwide Approach

Welcoming a Worldwide Approach

The Office of International Education is helping the campus “internationalize” itself.

“A diverse student body is important,” says Claudia Smith, director of international education, “and international students add to this mix. Study abroad also adds to the diversity of educational experiences.” The office provides services for both inbound international students and outbound study abroad students.

Part of the process is to help faculty members incorporate international objectives into their courses, increase visiting scholar programming, encourage faculty and staff exchanges, and inform students and their parents about international opportunities as early as freshman orientation.

Last year, approximately 250 UW-Stout students studied abroad in 12 countries. In addition, the university has enrolled approximately 150 international students from 30 nations annually for the past few years.

“Our vision is to increase the understanding of international issues and world cultures so that students, faculty and staff might better succeed as educated global citizens in the 21st century,” says Smith.

For more information on the Office of International Education, visist www.uwstout.edu/intl.

Outlook Winter 2006 v3