Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

International Education Center

James Callaghan, Assistant Vice President for International Education
International Education Center
Bone House
141 S. Clarke St.
Campus Box 049
Milledgeville, GA 31061 USA
intladm@gcsu.edu
478-445-4789

The International Education Center promotes international and cross-cultural learning and understanding, as well as respect for diversity and inclusion, and assists the university in developing graduates who are prepared for success in a global economy and are ready to shoulder their responsibilities as informed citizens of an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. To achieve that mission, the International Education Center works closely with faculty members, students, and the university community to internationalize the curricular and co-curricular dimensions of Georgia College’s liberal arts education.

Working collaboratively with colleges and departments, as well as with administrative and program offices, the International Education Center:

  • Collaborates with faculty to further incorporate a global perspective within the curriculum
  • Assists with the International Studies minor, the African Studies minor, the Global Health Studies minor, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies minor
  • Oversees the International Plan that can be added to any major
  • Oversees international student recruitment and admissions, plus immigration services
  • Provides specialized international student services and advisement, plus informational and cultural programming
  • Facilitates and coordinates academic study, research, and internship opportunities abroad for students, and provides information and services to students participating in, or considering, overseas opportunities
  • Provides assistance and support to faculty creating and implementing faculty-led study abroad programs
  • Assists faculty members to conduct international research – including Fulbright opportunities - and facilitates connections with faculty and institutions abroad
  • Provides support to Georgia College international faculty as well as to international visiting scholars and international scholars-in-residence
  • Organizes on-campus international programming and lectures
  • Advises the International Club, comprised of both domestic and international students, and provides support for community initiatives, such as the Connections community friendship program
  • Manages institutional and student and faculty exchange agreements with partner universities worldwide, and assists in facilitating opportunities abroad.
The International Education Center is led by the center’s director, the Assistant Vice President for International Education. The director is supported by a full-time staff of four professionals with specializations in the fields of Recruitment and Immigration, International Student Services, and Education Abroad, all of whom carry responsibilities related to student and faculty support, and programmatic activities and initiatives. The office is further assisted by an administrative assistant and several student interns and workers. The work of the center is enhanced by the input of several committees with participation by faculty and staff, as well as by those who serve on the University System of Georgia’s system council and committees, including councils representing activities in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The office and its staff maintain active memberships in the most important national and international professional organizations related to international education, including NAFSA, the Forum on Education Abroad, EAIE, and others.