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.
The administrative offices of the Center are located in Old Main 320 with classrooms on the ground floor of the Morrow Library building. The Executive Director of the Center, Dr. Clark Egnor, reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Center’s focus includes:
- Office of International Student and Scholars
- Office of Study Abroad
- English as a Second Language Institute (L.E.A.P. Intensive English Program)
- China Projects (Appalachians Abroad Teach and Study in China)
- Global Green Scholarship Fund
- 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, New Zealand, and Mexico. Visit the Office of Study Abroad website.
English as a Second Language Institute (ESLI)
Providing several ESL services to the University, including the L.E.A.P. (Learning English for Academic Purposes) Intensive English Program, English proficiency assessment, short-term customized English programs, and the International Conversation Partners Program.
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.
Global Green Scholarship Fund
This annual fund develops support for international education at Marshall University. Funds go to support scholarship costs for international education and also support activities that create a global awareness, such as the annual International Festival.
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 Language Bank, the Japanese language programs at Huntington High School and Cabell Midland in Cabell County, the Japanese Saturday School in Putnam County, and the International Festival.