​The Office of International Programs will engage our international students and scholars, with our domestic students, to foster an environment of mutual understanding and engender global perspectives on important issues on our campus.

Stevens hosts International Education Month with several events related to global perspectives campus-wide during November.

International Education Month

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of their efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

Stevens joins this initiative and goes beyond it. We host an International Education Month where we promote several events related to global perspectives campus-wide during November. IE Month is organized by a special committee managed by the Office of International Programs.

Check out the 2016 event schedule:

2016 International Education Month Calendar of Events (as of November 16, 2016)
Click to visit the event page. Dates and Location
International Photo Competition When: November 1 - 17; Where: Online
International Expression @ SCW Library When: November 1 - 30; Where: Great Hall, Samuel C. Williams Library
Conversation without Borders When: November 16; Where: 1 - 2 p.m, Pierce Hall, Room 116; 2 - 3 p.m., Pierce Hall, Room 120
MECA's Roses for Peace When: November 16, 1 - 3 p.m.; Where: Outside of Babbio Center
Conversation without Borders When: November 17, 1 - 2 p.m.; Where: Burchard Hall-Room 514
International Coffee House When: November 17, 3 - 5 p.m.; Where: America's Cup, Samuel C. Williams Library
Ethnic Student Council Thanksgiving When: November 17, 9 -11 p.m.; Where: Bissinger Room, Howe Center
International Games Days At SCW Library When: November 18, Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Where: Great Hall, Samuel C. Williams Library
International Games Days At SCW Library When: November 19, Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Where: Great Hall, Samuel C. Williams Library
I Welcome: Taking Steps with Refugees When: November 21, 3 - 5 p.m.; Where: Pierce Hall Room 120
International Food Fest When: November 21, 5 - 8 p.m.; Where: Babbio Center, Atrium
IE Month Film Screening When: November 21, 9 - 11 p.m.; Where: Jacobus Lounge
Conversation without Borders When: November 30; Where: 1 - 2 p.m, Pierce Hall, Room 116; 2 - 3 p.m., Pierce Hall, Room 120

 

The 2016 Committee included representation by:

  • College of Arts and Letters
  • English Language Communication
  • International Student and Scholar Services Office
  • Office of Graduate Student Affairs
  • Samuel C. Williams Library
  • Office of Undergraduate Student Life
  • Division of Information Technology
  • Language Exchange Club

Sponsored International Students

BSMP: Brazil Scientific Mobility Program

In July 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced the creation of a new scholarship program known as Ciência sem Fronteiras, a multiyear initiative to send 75,000 fully funded Brazilian students abroad for training in STEM disciplines, with an additional 25,000 scholarships expected to be funded by the private sector. This initiative is coordinated jointly by the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology’s National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the Ministry of Education’s Federal Agency for the Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES).

The program was created to promote scientific research, invest in and fund educational resources within Brazil and outside of the country, increase international cooperation in science and technology, and engage students in a global dialogue through international education. Scholarships are awarded for study in 30 countries. The United States currently hosts the largest number of students, followed by France, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Stevens hosts 15-30 visiting undergraduate students annually. The program expanded and now includes 36 degree seeking graduate students as well.

IIE is an independent not-for-profit founded in 1919. It is among the world's largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. IIE sponsors and manages the BSMP students in the US. The Institute of International Education (IIE) is a 501(c) organization which focuses on International Student Exchange and Aid, Foreign Affairs, and International Peace and Security. In collaboration with governments, foundations and other sponsors, IIE creates programs of study and training for students, educators and professionals from various sectors. The organization says its mission is to "advance international education and access to education worldwide". Currently, much of its work focuses on study abroad programs, supporting students and scholars, policy research, and being a central resource on international exchange opportunities. Some of its most recognized programs include the flagship Fulbright Program; and Gilman Scholarships administered for the U.S. Department of State. It also awards the Andrew Heiskell Award.

Stevens hosted over 100 undergraduate students for one academic year and 36 graduate students for their entire degree.

Some of our graduate cohort - 2014/2016 

Some of our graduate students

 Undergraduate Cohort 2015 in the Orientation Week

 Some of our undergraduates during orientation week with other international and Americans students

Other Programs

Stevens also hosts international students from other sponsoring agencies and embassies, such as the Royal Thai embassy, SABIC, the Institute of International Education, and the Turkish Consulate.