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Office of International Studies and Programs

Mission

The Office of International Studies & Programs’ (OISP) mission is to further the internationalization of the campus community and the university’s curriculum, enhance the diversification of the student body and faculty, and provide quality academic programs, services, and experiences to a broad spectrum of students, faculty, and community residents. The promotion of cross-cultural and cross-national understanding also rests at the core of the OISP mission.

Qualified faculty and staff create an overarching environment of diversity, intellectual discovery and inter-cultural communication dedicated to the development of global citizens who are fully aware of the challenges and opportunities embedded in the contemporary world system. OISP works closely with other campus departments, international partner institutions, national organizations, and state offices to fully utilize the resources necessary to prepare students and faculty for careers in international business, education, and services, as well as to extend the reach of educational and intellectual offerings.

Under the OISP umbrella, the Asia University America Program, Study Abroad & Exchange Program, and University English as a Second Language Program work closely together to support the overall educational missions of the university through a broad range of activities centered around teaching, professional development, curricular revision, international outreach, language & culture learning, student advising, and support for artistic performances and academic presentations.

OISP is fully committed to moving progressively into the mainstream of academic affairs, increasing its fiscal and personnel resources, and maximizing its role in helping propel CWU into regional and national prominence.