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Office of Internationalization

Office of Internationalization

About Us

Overview

The University of Denver Office of Internationalization is responsible for developing and leading centralized international initiatives and supporting intercultural development across the university. The office is comprised of a complex and diverse set of units, including the Center for World Languages and Cultures, the English Language Center, International Student and Scholar Services, and the Office of International Education. Through and in collaboration with these units, the Office facilitates cross-campus opportunities for international education; student, staff and faculty mobility; research; student support, and international engagement. Curricular offerings include for credit, non-credit and pre-collegiate courses in areas such as intercultural, cultural and language learning. Additionally, the Office works for the development and continuation of DU's strategic partnerships with select institutions abroad.

Vision Statement

Building competencies that connect the local to the global, cultivating critical thinking, learning, and intercultural understanding from the multiple perspectives that serious international engagement offers.

Mission Statement

The University of Denver's emphasis on internationalization reflects a cosmopolitan engagement with a complex and connected world that is grounded in our local intercultural diversity.  The Office of Internationalization provides leadership and support for the University of Denver community by mobilizing international and intercultural resources locally and abroad, in cooperation with academic and administrative units. The offices and programs in Internationalization provide the knowledge and tools to shape responsible members of a community whose perspectives are local, regional, and international.

The Office of Internationalization Units:

  1. The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides orientation for new international students and scholars, immigration advising, work authorization assistance, cross-cultural adjustment assistance, and international programs and events.
  2. The Office of International Education (OIE/Study Abroad) manages term-length study abroad programs for DU's undergraduate students. Our mission is to guide intercultural learning for DU students by providing access to diverse, quality study abroad programming and support, through collaboration with the DU community and our partners abroad.
  3. The English Language Center (ELC) prepares international students for the skills to be successful as undergraduate or graduate students at DU or other U.S. institutions of higher education. In addition, the ELC provides short-term language and culture programs in response to requests from University departments, community groups, and international constituents.
  4. The Center for World Languages and Cultures (CWLC) provides support for language learners and promotes linguistic and cultural competency as an integral component of a comprehensive education and a critical competency for successful global citizenship. The CWLC offers access to the study of Less Commonly Taught Languages through flexible and innovative instruction and is the home of the academic first-year language curriculum commencing academic year 2020.