In Florida and around the globe, WORLD will bring coherence to the University’s international initiatives; strengthen the University’s trans-border collaborations; increase the global engagement of faculty; facilitate the internationalization of the curriculum; enhance the intercultural awareness, experiences, and learning of all students, both domestic and international, on and off the U.S. campuses; and increase the overall quality of the academic enterprise by attracting a diverse and rich multicultural mixture of students, faculty, and academic partners to Stetson University.
WORLD will help advance the campus culture as an intercultural and transnational intellectual community, expanding the reach of Stetson University and sharing the University’s knowledge with the world while bringing the world to the University. Stetson University will be seen as a global leader in higher education and international connectedness, its students noted for their global competency, and its administration respected for its execution of best practices, efficient compliance, and attention to detail.
For the new WORLD, the task is not only to keep pace with the University’s growth, it is to be an institutional catalyst providing the impetus to further expansion of Stetson’s international activities and the extension of its global reach.
However, it is Stetson University that is moving into the global arena, not solely WORLD. It is the assets and resources of the University that bring value to the enterprise: the intellectual capital of our faculty; the energy, curiosity, and diversity of our students; and the commitment of University staff and leadership.
WORLD (World Outreach, Research, Learning and Development) is the guide and champion for the comprehensive internationalization of Stetson University in collaboration with partner offices on all Stetson campuses.