OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES (OII)Bluefield State College realizes its Mission of preparing “students for diverse professions…informed citizenship, community involvement, and public service in an ever-changing global society” and its Vision by “embracing the diversity that shapes our world” through the Office of International Initiatives.
The Office of International Initiatives is responsible for International Student Recruitment, Integration, and Retention and Internationalizing the College’s Curriculum.
International Student Recruitment, Integration, and Retention: Working collaboratively with the Office of Student Affairs/Enrollment Management; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and, Title III, the Office of International Initiatives
The Office of International Initiatives fulfills HLC Criterion 1.C. The institution provides opportunities for civic engagement in a diverse, multicultural society and globally connected world, as appropriate within its mission and for the constituencies it serves.
Internationalizing the College’s Curriculum: In collaboration with the VP for Academic Affairs/Provost and the Schools of Business; Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; and Nursing and Allied Health, the Office of International Initiatives:
The Office of International Initiatives fulfills HLC Criterion 3B3: The education offered by the institution recognizes the human and cultural diversity and provides students with growth opportunities and lifelong skills to live and work in a multicultural world.
The Office of International Initiatives also fulfills the College’s Institutional Learning Outcome of Social, Artistic, and Cultural Literacy: Students will analyze and compare diverse social and cultural patterns, texts, and performances and will evaluate them from a global perspective.
Director: Sudhakar R. Jamkhandi, Ph.D.,
SEVIS Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer for J-1 Exchange Scholar Program
Study Abroad Committee
Professor of English
Coordinator of Agora, A Celebration of Creative Expression
Coordinator of Humanities Challenge
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Phone: (304) 327-4036
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Office of International Initiatives Advisory Committee
Study Abroad Points of Contact
School of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Dr. Colin Cavell, Phone: (304) 327-4034, Email: email@example.com
Dr. Debjani Chakrabarti, Phone: (304) 3274154, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Bonnie Reese, Phone: (304) 327-4192, Email: email@example.com
Dr. Amanda Banks, Phone: (304) 327-4176, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Business and Professional Development
Dr. Darrel Malamisura, Phone: (304) 327-4508, Email: email@example.com
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Dr. Bill Bennett, Phone: (304) 327-4408, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Nursing and Allied Health
Betty Nash, Phone: (304) 327-4212, Email: email@example.com
West Virginia’s Commitment to International Education
Report of the 2003 WV Commission on International Education
EducationUSA centers are the U.S. State Department‘s network of over 400 advising centers in 170 countries designed to assist local students to find the appropriate college or university in the United States. We encourage you to visit your local center for information on selecting the U.S. college or university that meets your needs, understanding and preparing for the required admissions tests, assistance in the admission process, advice on finding financial aid for your studies, preparation for the student visa process, and pre-departure orientations. Click on the link below to find your center!”
West Virginia FACDIS Newsletter 2002