The Universitys international activities provide the ultimate horizons of its
general purpose of enriching the mind. The spirit of free inquiry fostered by the
University and its founder is stimulated by including different peoples and cultural
traditions and by the challenge of framing its tasks in global dimensions. Moreover, the
University is a member of a world community of scholarship that is increasingly
interactive. Its eminence as a center of higher learning depends on its multifaceted
participation in a global academic matrix. The purpose of international activities is to
situate the University in the framework of its greatest potential, to challenge its
students and scholars to extend their own horizons of growth and inquiry, and to welcome
international students and scholars.
To encourage students across the University to include study abroad in their
To encourage members of the faculty to pursue their research, teaching and service
interests in a global framework.
To plan the curriculum of the University so that students become familiar with a
variety of cultural perspectives and are encouraged to explore subjects in a global
To make available language programs of quality, variety and depth, and to integrate
language learning with the rest of the curriculum.
To make available electronic informational and interactive resources.
To welcome international students as integral and valued members of the academical
village, and to provide for their special needs and interests.
To invite international scholars to participate in research at the University, and to
facilitate their stay.
To join with international academic institutions in agreements that encourage the free
movement of students and scholars.
To engage in programs abroad that further the internationalization of the
Universitys general mission.
To promote the integration and coordination of international resources across the
University, and to encourage their expansion.