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at CUA
Tanith Fowler Corsi
Asst. Vice President for Global Education
Roy Braine
Director, ISSS
Ella Sweigert
Director, CUAbroad
Center for Global Education – The Catholic University of America
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.
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:
■ Implement 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
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
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.
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
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
F-1 Population at CUA
 Highest number of undergraduate international
students are in Arts and Sciences, Engineering and
 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
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
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 20122013 academic year
H-1 Population at CUA
CUA has 52 active employees in the H-1B
The majority of H1-Bs are sponsored by
NASA and Engineering. We have seen an
increase in teaching faculty H1-B
sponsorships in 2012-2013.
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
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)
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 2012
Education Abroad at CUA
 CUAbroad sets standards for education abroad at CUA
 Standardized data collection, course registration across
 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
Education Abroad at CUA
 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)
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
 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)
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.
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
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” –
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)
To further discuss CUA Global Education, contact:
The Center for Global Education
111 McMahon Hall
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 319-5618