State of Global Engagement
2016 was a very successful and productive year for international activities at Colorado State University. The past year saw some remarkable successes – CSU was a “top producer” for both Peace Corps volunteers (eighth in the nation) and Fulbright U.S. Scholars (tied for fourth in the U.S.). Again, we achieved record numbers for international students coming to campus and for CSU students participating in
education abroad programs, together amounting to more than 12 percent of our student body.
CSU ranks 8th nationally for alumni volunteers in the Peace Corps. Fortythree alumni currently serve worldwide.
Former Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland gives a lecture on campus at the Lory Student Center.
CSU ranks 4th among U.S. universities for most Fulbright U.S. Scholars with 7 faculty and staff awardees.
CSU participates in 10,000-attendee NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference in Denver, hosting a campus visit, reception at the CSU Denver Center and exhibiting in the expo hall.
Semester at Sea sets sail for its first voyage as CSU’s academic partner, with 24 CSU students, 7 faculty and 4 staff on board.
CSU continues to develop our Todos Santos Center in Mexico, and we welcomed Semester at Sea in June as our new academic partner and floating campus for students, faculty and staff. Colorado State University remains actively engaged with several national organizations, including NAFSA: Association of International
Educators and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. President Tony Frank and I are deeply involved with APLU’s 10-year review of comprehensive internationalization in higher education, reflecting the national recognition CSU has received for our internationalization efforts. In addition, the University is pursuing exciting new opportunities in China and India, focused on student enrollment and research links.
The Office of International Programs is proud to create and foster international teaching, learning, research and engagement activities at our university and around the world. In the coming year, we look forward to completing CSU’s new strategic plan for internationalization, Globalization 2.0, and building upon our many recent successes. Jim Cooney Vice Provost for International Affairs
CSU enrolls record number of international students, who now represent 4% of undergraduate students and 26% of graduate students.
The Confucius Institute at Colorado State University hosts the 6th annual Midwest American Confucius Institute Director Conference for 50 regional directors.
CSU honors Dr. Gye Woon Choi, Ph.D. ‘91, as the 2016 Distinguished International Alumni Award recipient during CSU Homecoming.
CSU co-hosts 3-day conference on campus for 10 Chinese universities.
CSU and OIP organize International Colloquium on Global Food Security and Sustainability.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS & SCHOLARS International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) oversees orientation and arrival, regulatory compliance, immigration services, sponsor services and programming. ISSS provides leadership and support in the internationalization of the educational experience of students, faculty and the community through offering quality services to international students and scholars and intercultural programming for the campus and community.
TOP 3 HOME COUNTRIES
INTO CSU INTO CSU offers undergraduate and graduate Pathway programs that combine intensive English language study, academic skills development and coursework to transition students successfully to a CSU degree program.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS REPRESENT:
4% of CSU undergrads 26% of grad students COLORADO STATE IS HOST TO
I N T E R N AT I O N A L RESEARCH SCHOLARS
TOP MAJORS ENGINEERING, BUSINESS, AND NATURAL SCIENCES
EDUCATION ABROAD CSU offers a variety of international opportunities to students, including for-credit and not-for-credit opportunities for study, research, internships and service learning. The Education Abroad unit oversees programs in nearly every country around the world, and provides support services to students including advising, orientations, outreach, program coordination and risk management oversight.
2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR
STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN EDUCATION ABROAD*
*Includes for-credit and not-for-credit study, research, internships, service-learning, and non-credit group travel.
CSU Todos Santos Center An international outpost of Colorado State University, the Center provides students with a variety of research and educational opportunities. CSUâ€™s educational resources and expertise combined with local nature, culture and history, create possibilities for Mexican residents, CSU and beyond.
1 in 5 CSU graduates have an international experience
CSU STUDENTS RECEIVE MORE THAN
IN EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS EACH YEAR
INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES International Initiatives facilitates institutional partnerships and creates opportunities for international engagement by supporting classroombased and experiential education programs, both on-campus and abroad. Co-curricular Programs Throughout the year, International Initiatives organizes on-campus programs on current global issues and concerns, including guest speakers, exhibitions and networking on a variety of special topics.
FORMAL PARTNERS around the world in
Partnerships Formal partnerships with international institutions are critical tools to enhance collaborative instruction, scholarship and research for faculty and students. International Initiatives helps facilitate the development of formalized agreements and supports implementation
FOURTEEN KEY STRATEGIC PARTNERS
of partnership efforts at Colorado State University.
Academic Programs An interdisciplinary International Development Studies program prepares undergraduate and graduate students to address the challenges of an interconnected world. International Initiatives also supports nationally competitive scholarships and innovative curricular design that develop global-ready graduates.
international students are studying at CSU from one of our partners
CHINA PROGRAMS CSU has a number of important relationships with 24 universities and more than 30 high schools in China, fostering collaborative research initiatives, hosting joint research institutes, and encouraging educational exchange. Each partnership is unique and mutually beneficial.
265 364 GRADUATE STUDENTS
CHINESE STUDENTS ENROLLED AT CSU
Confucius Institute at CSU The Confucius Institute at Colorado State University (CICSU) serves as a bridge between Colorado, China and the world, offering Chinese language instruction, cultural and educational programming. The institute is also uniquely focused on water and environmental sustainability.
CHINESE STUDENTS MAKE UP
OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
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2016 year end report for the Office of International Programs at Colorado State University.