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Office of International Initiatives

BSC's Office of International Initiatives, in collaboration with appropriate campus offices and committees, and with input from the college community and the BSC International Initiatives' Team, will:

  • Ensure international education is specifically included among the priorities in BSC's current and  future  strategic plans;
  • Develop guidelines that specify international work or experience (not necessarily overseas) as a consideration in faculty promotion and tenure decisions;
  • Coordinate the BSC International Initiatives' Team efforts to advance the internationalization of the college;
  • Disseminate by email to faculty, students, public and the media information about the college's international education activities and opportunities;
  • Select/nurture College faculty to lead undergraduate students on study abroad programs;
  • Provide data and updates about international education opportunities, activities, and resources to the college's web site manager;
  • Collaborate with the Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment Manager, and Registrar about international student recruitment opportunities, advising, and strategies for integration and retention of international students at the college and in the community (internships at area organizations, sharing of their cultures with area schools and civic organizations, teaching foreign languages at the college and/or at area institutions, exposing American students to indigenous speakers of foreign languages);
  • Represent the President as Ombudsman in international student affairs/issues/concerns/wellbeing;
  • Recruit international students into the college's English for International Students Program, which is managed by this office;
  • Collaborate with the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost and the Deans of the Schools to internationalize the curriculum (international studies, area studies and foreign languages programs, study abroad, international institutional linkages);
  • Represent BSC in the absence of the college President/Vice President for Academic Affairs at formal meetings to establish international institutional linkages that foster mutually beneficial exchange of information, students and faculty;
  • Pursue grant opportunities to fund study abroad and international institutional linkages; mutually beneficial exchange of information; students and faculty exchanges; travel to meetings or conferences abroad; internationalization of courses; and the administrative costs of the Office of International Initiatives;
  • Establish and oversee international institutional linkages for compliance with US Department of State Travel Advisories, issuance of J-1 visas (and dependent's visas) for visiting international faculty/researchers;
  • Oversee the delivery of the proposed undergraduate and graduate degrees in international studies;
  • Compile international initiatives data for inclusion in college's accreditation materials and annual COMPACT (Promotion of Global Awareness)

International Initiatives