Encouraging students to travel and study all over the world has been one of SU’s priority pillars, along with increasing the number of international students in classrooms on campus and providing more opportunities for faculty engagement in other countries. Global perspectives not only enhance the worldview of SU students, but also help promote the reputation of SU well beyond our immediate geographic region. Today, the Janet Dudley-Eshbach Center for International Education fosters valuable collaborations that extend SU’s reach worldwide.
In the past two decades, the number of SU students studying abroad has nearly quadrupled. In 2016, SU was recognized by the Institute for International Education as one of the top 40 master’s comprehensive universities in the U.S. for credits earned abroad, with some 425 students studying internationally in one year. Through the Office of Study Abroad, SU faculty lead short-term Global Seminars, and Salisbury Abroad programs provide semester-long options. Through SU’s English Language Institute, non-native speakers have a pathway to study on campus. Since its opening, the number of international students enrolled full-time has tripled. An International Faculty House welcomes teachers, scholars, artists and researchers as global visitors in residency.
Through the Campaign for Salisbury University, SU’s Center for International Education seeks to: