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