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International Initiatives

International initiatives consist of any and all of Stetson University's endeavors outside our borders, as well as those at our locations to increase inter-cultural awareness. While our recruitment of international students and our study abroad programs are our most well-known projects, WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning seeks to recognize, connect, increase and support the other ways in which Stetson University is able to internationalize our institution and gain global recognition.

Examples of this work include:

  • Institutional partnerships abroad
  • Faculty activities/research abroad
  • Courses with international themes
  • Conferences and events with international and inter-cultural themes
  • Special collaborations abroad, such as joint degrees and other deeper partnerships
  • Speakers and events with an international element
  • Delegations traveling abroad
  • International fellowship, grant and scholarship recipients
  • Library resources on international themes

International Initiatives at Stetson University

At Stetson University, we dare students to:

  • Push beyond their comfort zone
  • Go far beyond success
  • Be significant

A Stetson University education helps students to do all three, and more, through inspired learning, attention to values and valuable life experiences. Our global engagement is critical to all three areas to which we dare our students to go. Stetson University strives to be a diverse and inclusive institution, creating the knowledge and innovations that will shape our collective future, while simultaneously cultivating excellence in the next generation of scholars and leaders for the global community through high-impact learning opportunities.

We will continue to undertake an institutional international strategic planning process with constituents across our locations to define our international goals and objectives in support of the university's strategic map. Enabling faculty and students to become globally minded through increased interaction with the world at large and in myriad ways on our campuses; the international strategic map is envisioned to be an organic model encouraging all members of our community to be truly global citizens. This website will be updated as we enter the strategic planning process, and will include notices of meetings and events open to the public.

Over time, we will begin to showcase international initiatives already undertaken by Stetson University.