About the Center
The Center for International Programs was established in 1993. Its mission is to assist in internationalizing Marshall University and the surrounding community through a coordinated effort. The Center contributes to one of the primary missions of Marshall University – to educate a citizenry capable of living and working in a global environment.
Marshall University’s mission statement lists international education as one of our top priorities. Marshall University is committed to infusing an international dimension into our teaching, learning, research and service.
- Office of International Student and Scholars
- Office of Study Abroad
- China Projects (Appalachians Abroad Teach and Study in China)
- International Education Week (Annual International Festival, Festival of Flags, and Study Abroad Fair)
- Cooperative International Research
- Community and Campus Outreach
Office of International Student and Scholar (ISAS)
Providing international services to students, scholars and faculty at Marshall University, including immigration advising and compliance, orientation, student activities, and assisting all University departments/divisions who wish to invite international faculty and research scholars to join their programs on a temporary basis. Visit the ISAS website.
Study Abroad Office
Assisting students to study abroad for a summer, a semester, or a year to provide an understanding of other cultures and earn academic credit toward their Marshall University degree. The Office secures relationships with institutions in other countries to provide locations to exchange both students and faculty, including exchanges and articulation agreements with institutions in Japan, South Korea, China, Cyprus, India, United Kingdom, Spain, France, and Mexico. Visit the Office of Study Abroad website.
Operating the Appalachians Abroad Teach in China Program to prepare individuals with the necessary teaching skills along with the linguistic and cultural competencies for living and teaching in the People’s Republic of China.
International Education Week
The Annual International Festival kicks off International Week at Marshall University in November. In addition to the International Festival, the week includes the Festival of Flags, Study Abroad Fair and more. Visit the International Fesitval website.
Cooperative International Research
Seeking opportunities with universities in other countries to cooperatively conduct research; assisting academic departments to locate grant funding to provide international graduate teaching assistants and visiting professors and exchange opportunities for students and faculty.
Community and Campus Outreach
Working with government, education, business, campus and community to offer programs such as the Language Buffet, the Homestay Program (for Spring, Fall and Winter Break Only), the Language Bank, the Dual Credit Japanese and Chinese language programs at Huntington High School and Cabell Midland in Cabell County, the Chinese Language Program at Sissonville High School in Kanawha County, and the International Festival.