The Office of International Programs (OIP) advocates, supports, and advances the university's goals for international education and engagement. It works closely with faculty, staff, and students in implementing internationalization initiatives that enrich global understanding. It is responsible for the coordination and administration of international education programs as well as cultivating and sustaining the university’s global affiliations, linkages, and strategic partnerships with institutions of higher education for a wide range of learning opportunities to fulfill the university’s mission.
Definition of Internationalization:
The intentional process of integrating an international, intercultural or global dimension into the purpose, functions and delivery of post-secondary education, in order to enhance the quality of education and research for all students and staff, and to make a meaningful contribution to society.”De Wit, Hans (2015) The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) conference, Chicago, U.S.A.
AUI’s approach to internationalization is an organic one in that by design each and every academic and administrative entity has its own and shared role to play in this ongoing process. The Office of International Programs (OIP) provides collaborative support for initiatives and projects aligned with this definition by linking and integrating new and existing resources and connections supportive of a comprehensive infrastructure for international education and enhanced intercultural engagement at AUI.
To that end, the OIP
AUI Study Abroad
Study abroad is a key pillar of AUI’s internationalization strategy in that the outbound and inbound flow of students between AUI and many global institutions provides new experiences for students to learn and grow in different contexts and institutions. The maps and data below show historical data about AUI’s study abroad programming