The University Center for International Education (UCIE) works with the Wright State community to ensure that the university’s three major functions—teaching, research, and service—contain an international dimension. The UCIE does this by offering a variety of services to international students and visitors to Wright State, as well as serving Wright State students interested in international education experiences. The UCIE provides opportunities for Wright State students to study, research, work, and teach abroad. Both American and international students can participate in these programs. Opportunities range from the three-week Ambassador Program to a summer, semester or year-long academic program in one of over 40 countries around the world. The UCIE maintains a resource center on study abroad opportunities and internship and service-learning programs.
The UCIE makes every effort to assist international students and scholars from the moment they arrive in Dayton. Services include airport pickup, housing and transportation assistance, immigration and employment advising, and new student orientation sessions. Short- and long-term host family programs are also coordinated through the UCIE. Throughout the year, the UCIE sponsors cultural, educational, and sporting events that provide opportunities to meet fellow international students as well as domestic students.
The UCIE also offers a wide variety of programming open to everyone on campus, including social gatherings, cultural programs, foreign language conversation hours, international lectures, the annual International Friendship Affair, International House, and many other opportunities to experience an international dimension at Wright State.
The UCIE assists faculty and staff in internationalizing the curriculum on campus and is an advocate for expanding global and comparative perspectives at Wright State.
The mission of the University Center for International Education (UCIE) is to act as a catalyst for international education at Wright State and facilitate an environment where students, faculty, and staff have increased opportunities to gain international understanding through learning and experience. The UCIE seeks to achieve its mission by serving as the focal point of international education on Wright State’s campus by:
- Coordinating the efforts to support and advise international students and scholars and assist them in achieving academic and personal success
- Promoting cross-cultural understanding by developing and coordinating exchange and study abroad opportunities for Wright State University students, faculty, and staff
- Collaborating with academic departments and global partners to internationalize the curriculum and seek external funding to support new international initiatives
Please take a look at a brochure from "The Welcome Club",
a project of the WSU Retirees Association.