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International & Border Programs All About Discovery!

The Global Aggie Office of International and Border Programs

MSC 3567 New Mexico State University PO Box 30001 Las Cruces, NM 88003

Bringing the World to Southern New Mexico

Vol. 2, Issue 1

Spring 2014




he Office of International and Border Programs is dedicated to the comprehensive internationalization of NMSU. Whether you are a student, faculty, staff or community member, we offer exciting opportunities to become globally engaged. Our office is at the forefront of international and intercultural exchange! Join us as we undergo dramatic improvements and expansions during this exciting time at NMSU.


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promotes NMSU’s strategic plan

nternational Education Week is an annual celebration of all things global at NMSU. Sponsored by the Office of International and Border Programs, the week features a variety of events and presentations that highlight the benefits of an international education, whether it’s American students talking about their experiences studying overseas, international students sharing their culture or learning about global efforts taking place throughout the university’s various colleges. In 2013, International Education Week also included a day in which representatives

and communities; boosting and supporting international student enrollment; promoting international research, study, scholarship and service; and offering globally focused academic programs, curriculum and learning opportunities. International Education Week offers a snapshot of all of the university’s internationalization initiatives. “The week is focused primarily on those members of the NMSU community who come from foreign countries or have traveled abroad and returned to NMSU as more enriched global citizens,” Chervenock said.

from the Peace Corps, U.S. State Department, FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement discussed career opportunities. “International Education Week captures the essence of comprehensive internationalization efforts at NMSU,” said Kristian Chervenock, director of the Office of Education Abroad and interim director of the Office of International Initiatives. Part of NMSU’s “Vision 2020” strategic plan, internationalization efforts are aimed at preparing students for a global society by providing effective outreach and support to international organizations


International Education Week


e are revving things up a bit at the Office of International and Border Programs. I spent my first year-and-ahalf here reorganizing IBP and getting the pieces in place so we can have a sustainable future for comprehensive internationalization at the university. The Office of Study Abroad was renamed the Office of Education Abroad to reflect its broader mission of international study, interning, service and research abroad. We brought International Student and Scholar Services back to IBP, and also transformed the Center for Intensive Training in English

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Faculty-led International Programs Spring 2014 Gilman Scholarships

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International Student and Scholar Services International Club of NMSU

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By Golly We’ve Gone Global International Student Clubs relief effort

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Go Teacher Program Delegation travels to Ecuador to formalize partnerships

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International Education Week

into the Center for English Language Programs. CELP is now designed to be a self-sustaining, revenue-generating program for NMSU. We’ve also established a new office of International Initiatives to help us seize entrepreneurial opportunities abroad. Now we are ready to put it in next gear. We hope to see our international enrollment numbers increase, particularly graduate student numbers. We hope to see our engagement with Mexico bounce back after the years of violence. We are really trying to re-engage on the border and live up to our name of International and Border Programs. We also want

to continue to strategically build partnerships around the world, and we are trying to balance the globe – something for everyone, everywhere. Finally, the International Program Advisory Committee has been rebranded and will be re-launched as the International and Border Programs Advisory Council. The council will have representatives from every college – many of them deans – as well as a few other key personnel who will advise me on comprehensive internationalization strategies. We will meet for the first time in early spring. For me, that’s a very important milestone. It means engaging


Time for phase two

Discover IBP

Cornell H. Menking (center), his wife Mona and NMSU President Garrey Carruthers during the Millionaire Researchers event. Menking was recognized for bringing in more than $4 million through the Go Teacher Program projects.

people and having real transformative experiences on the part of faculty, students, everybody. This is where it gets exciting.

CELP offers more flexibility, continues commitment to student success


program aimed at providing intensive English-language education to non-English speakers is undergoing major changes. Formerly called the Center for Intensive Training in English (CITE) housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, the program was renamed the Center for English Language Programs (CELP) in January 2013 and is now operated through the Office of International and Border Programs. “The CITE program had been underfunded and understaffed for many years when (Associate Provost for International and Border Programs Cornell Menking) arrived, and he felt that the university should be using the program to a greater extent to feed international students into the university,” said Colin Large, interim director for the Center for English Language Programs.

Large said one of the primary differences between CITE and CELP is that CITE was a “for-credit” program only for conditionally admitted NMSU students. Beginning in August, CELP will no longer offer credit for any of its courses. In addition, the courses will be available in a more flexible format and will serve a wider population. However, like CITE, CELP remains devoted to ensuring that NMSU serves the needs of its international and domestic students whose native language is not English. This means not only intense English-language instruction, but also U.S. cultural learning. CELP provides multiple levels of English instruction divided into smaller components comprised of listening, writing, reading, grammar, speaking and pronunciation.

The Global Aggie, Spring 2014  

The NMSU International and Border Programs Newsletter

The Global Aggie, Spring 2014  

The NMSU International and Border Programs Newsletter