The University Center for International Education (UCIE) works with the Wright State University community to ensure that the university's three major functions—teaching, research, and service—contain an international dimension to them. The UCIE does this by offering a variety of services to international students and visitors to Wright State, as well as serving Wright State's 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 25 countries around the world. The UCIE maintains a resource center on study abroad opportunities and internship and service learning programs.
The UCIE helps international students and scholars before they arrive at Wright State and while they are here. The office processes admissions and offers orientation to international students, and assists with off-campus housing and with immigration regulations, advising, and record keeping. Special educational, cultural, and sports programs for international students are also provided through UCIE. International students can also participate in an offcampus host family program coordinated by the UCIE.
The UCIE also offers a wide variety of programming for all students, 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 University and facilitate an environment where students, faculty, and staff have increased opportunities to gain international understanding through learning and experience. The University Center for International Education seeks to achieve its mission by serving as the focal point of international education on Wright State's campus by:
- Coordinating the efforts to recruit, admit, 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.