International Educators Call Yale's Global University Initiative Outstanding

NAFSA: Association of International Educators has recognized Yale University as having one of the nation’s most outstanding initiatives in campus internationalization.

In its report released today, Internationalizing the Campus 2003: Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities, NAFSA profiles Yale’s “dramatic steps to endow its curriculum, research endeavors, and student body with a more international cast.”

“Internationalization efforts on our college campuses are part of the lifeblood of American leadership in the world today,” said NAFSA Executive Director Marlene Johnson. “Yale has developed innovative ways to educate our students for a world in which global challenges know few boundaries and cross-cultural knowledge and understanding are essential.”

As evidence of Yale’s commitment to becoming a global university, the report highlights Yale’s increasing percentage of international students on campus, the extension of full need-blind financial aid to international students, the establishment of the Yale Center for Globalization, the work of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies (YCIAS), the Fox International Fellowship Program, the World Fellows Program and the new Yale in the World web page (http://world.yale.edu/) that provides user friendly access to all of Yale’s international programs and research.

Yale was one of six institutions selected for this recognition by a distinguished advisory committee of international educators, who examined the mission, breadth, commitment and impact of the internationalization efforts at 117 institutions.

The NAFSA report and additional information on NAFSA can be found on their website: http://www.nafsa.org/press.

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