Global Initiatives

Build partnerships to thrive in our increasingly interconnected world.

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AASCU Presidential Mission Roundtable in Mendoza, Argentina
AASCU Presidential Mission Roundtable in Mendoza, Argentina.

AASCU supports our member institutions as they prepare students to thrive in our increasingly interconnected world.

Collaborating with partner institutions, associations, and organizations worldwide, we strive to accelerate institutional globalization as an integral dimension of our members’ missions and strategic plans. We expand our members’ efforts to:

  • Evaluate institutional capacity to achieve comprehensive globalization
  • Identify opportunities to build and expand global program offerings through sustainable institutional partnerships
  • Explore connections with institutions, associations, and organizations around the world that share their commitment to global education through visits to non-traditional international sites
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We facilitate partnerships that prepare campus leaders, faculty, and students for the interconnectedness of their local and global communities.

An extraordinary opportunity to be introduced to or deepen understanding of partnerships in China.

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Be immersed in rich culture while making a lasting impact in public schools throughout France.

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An opportunity to highlight and celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange.

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Opportunity for faculty interested in expanding or developing faculty-led programs in China.

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Campus consultations are designed to assess and support AASCU campuses in realizing their internationalization goals.

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An initiative to help integrate Chinese studies into curriculum and campus activities.

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An initiative to help faculty and staff integrate Japan studies into their curriculum and campus activities.

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Missions facilitate and promote connections between our institutions and their international peers.

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A transfer program for Chinese students seeking concurrent degrees from a U.S. and Chinese institution. 

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Scholarships available to students enrolled at AASCU member institutions.

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By developing global experiences for campus leaders, faculty, and students, AASCU members are transforming the definition of student success. 

Campus Impact 
Terracotta Warriors at Troy University (AL)

Troy University – Alabama’s International University

The physical presence of 200 permanently exhibited Terracotta Warriors in the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park on campus is proof of Troy University’s campus and cultural transformation.

  • Sino-US CHEPD 1+2+1 Program

20+ years

Founding member of the Sino-US CHEPD 1+2+1 Program


Chinese students participating in the program since 2001

$32M USD

Funds acquired by campus through participation into program


“UMES recently collaborated with AASCU to conduct a review of our ongoing efforts to internationalize our campus.  They did a great job engaging our campus community during the onsite visit and prepared a very thorough report.  We found their recommendations regarding curricular and co-curricular activities, recruitment initiatives, and study abroad to be very helpful.  These suggestions will be included in our strategic plan.”

Rondall E. Allen

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

“I deeply value and appreciate the long-term friendship and partnership with AASCU for sustaining the collaboration of the Sino-American CHEPD 1+2+1 Program. You may never know what new opportunities and adventures will come out of this unique program by working with all the participating institutions. I am always excited when I hear the successful stories of the students and witness their wonderful performance and achievements.”

Wu Qin

Deputy Director
China Center for International Educational Exchange (CCIEE)

“I was fortunate to assist AASCU’s delegation to Cuba in 2016 & 2018. I worked with member institutions to develop institutional partnerships and facilitate faculty-led programs. I recall the enthusiasm of AASCU’s leadership and delegates when we met in Havana. I fondly recall learning about the various institutional goals over daily meals, and collaboratively devising ways to best approach them. The connections made with member institutions from SUNY and CUNY, have shaped how we focus on access, which is a mission also held by Cuban universities.”

Dairo E. Moreno

Civitas Global Educational Services

“I visited AASCU as part of a mission organized by the U.S. Embassy in Argentina. A group of eight internationalization managers from Argentinian universities traveled to the U.S. to meet leaders related to higher education, to strengthen institutional links and develop joint activities. We have since developed two programs sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Argentina. AASCU has been the perfect ally in finding suitable partners and academics to get involved in all these initiatives.”

María Luisa Gutierrez Peart

Head of Internationalization Department
Universidad Católica de Santa Fe
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AASCU enjoys numerous partnerships with institutions, organizations, and associations with a shared commitment to helping students develop a globally conscious ethic.  

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Explore other ways we inspire, sustain, and celebrate global connections and learning opportunities.

Committee on International Education

An AASCU standing committee of presidents and chancellors who are actively pursuing institutional globalization.

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We’re honored to celebrate the innovative ways our members demonstrate their commitment to institutional globalization.

Learn more about our awards program.