The University's vision for a Global education is one that creates a global perspective for Scranton students through curricular and co-curricular activities. Academic programs explore global perspectives in the classroom, and students are encouraged to travel beyond the borders of our region and nation to explore the world and their place in it. Likewise, the University seeks to bring international students, scholars, and voices to our campus, growing diversity and participation in global dialogue. Selected metrics detailing Global achievements are available at right.
The University has a longstanding tradition of educational and service experiences in the nation of Uganda. Continuing this relationship, Strategic Initiatives (SI) Funding in 2017-18 supported a cross-disciplinary on-campus conference, the development of international internships, and faculty-led course exploration.
And, a memorandum of understanding was signed in January to further develop a University of Scranton off campus site in Uganda. Nursing, PT, Health Administration and Theology departments are spearheading the development with the Uganda Nursing School Bwindi.
In July 2018, the University of Scranton joined with presidents and administrators of more than 200 Jesuit institutions and organizations from across the world attended the signing of a charter that established the International Association of Jesuit Universities(IAJU).
Also in 2018, the University was selected to join the Magna Charta Universitatum, developed by European Universities in 1988 to protect the fundamental values that are inherent in academic work including teaching and scholarship. Admission recognizes the University of Scranton’s commitment to these values and provides avenues to collaborative work with European and other international universities.
The Ignatian Global Citizen Program seeks to enhance student awareness and provide experiential learning an immersion programs.
Also supported by SI Funding, the In Solidarity with Syria Initiative brings faculty, staff, and students together with the refugees in local community through advocacy and educational programming. The initiative has developed a tutoring program for local children; the Refugee Friendship accompaniment program, connecting faculty and staff with area families; and the Global Tastes of Scranton event.
Student participation in short- and long-term study abroad programs
Student participation in other global learning opportunities, including international internships
Number of faculty-led international study and service courses
Number of courses including a global learning component
Number of academic programs incorporating study abroad options
Number of international students enrolling at the University
Number of international student and faculty Fulbright scholars, both incoming and outgoing
In 2017-18, Dr. Yamile Silva, Associate Professor at the Department of World Languages and Cultures and Director, Latin American Studies Program was named president of the academic International Association of Women’s studies in Hispanic Literature and Culture. And, Dr. Daniel West, faculty and chairperson in Health Administration and Human Resources, was elected as the Chair of the Global Accreditation Council with the Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education.