The Office of International Programs and Services provides leadership and advocacy for students and scholars through international programs and activities on campus and its surrounding community, promotes study abroad opportunities, and coordinates international-related resources for the campus community. IPS is the main hub of international engagement at WCU.
Explore the executive summary of WCU's 2016-2017 Campus Internationalization here.
We work with students, faculty, and staff on campus, in Western Carolina, and throughout the world to:
Goal 1: Calculated on a rolling three-year basis beginning in 2015, increase the percentage of students who attend a program in another country to 253 by 2020, with focus on College of Business, Brinson Honors College, and International Studies majors.
Goal 2: Calculated on a three-year rolling basis beginning in 2015, increase the number
of international student to 253 by 2020.
Goal 3: Increase the number of faculty and staff in the College of Business or on the International Studies faculty participating in an international experience.
Goal 4: Increase the number of undergraduate students participating in an international activity on campus.
Goal 5: Develop funding for international activities that will allow five faculty and five students each year to participate in a funded activity in another country by 2020.
Goal 6: Increase the number of incoming international faculty and professionals.
Goal 7: Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of IPS activities.
In cooperation with the Office of International Programs and Services (IPS) and other WCU units, explore and recommend initiatives that expand international experiences to all faculty, staff, and students; recruit faculty and students to participate in international research, study and internship; recruit talented international students and scholars to WCU; evaluate IPS programs; and develop WCU into a higher-tier global education institution for teaching, research, services, and other international activities.
1. Encourage more WCU faculty to develop high-quality faculty-led study abroad courses
2. Develop international internship opportunities for students
3. Recruit more WCU students to study and conduct internship abroad
4. Explore opportunities for faculty to teach and conduct research internationally
5. Recruit high-quality students and scholars from the global market to WCU
6. Promote WCU internationally through other creative initiatives
Once a semester or as often as needed
Dean/Professor, Graduate School & Research, email@example.com
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor, Director, School of Teaching & Learning, College of Education and Allied Professions, email@example.com
Dean, Hunter Library, firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Director/Associate Professor, International Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, email@example.com
Dean, Brinson Honors College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ling Gao LeBeau
Director, International Programs and Services, email@example.com
Professor of Spanish, Department of World Languages, firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor, College of Business, email@example.com
Weiguo "Bill" Yang
Associate Professor, College of Engineering and Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org