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San Diego State University

Strategic Plan

Working group: International Programs [Extant]

Goal: Increase the rate of undergraduate student participation in approved international experiences to 30% within five years by providing funds for support services
Divisional Reporting: Academic Affairs

Working Group Progress Update:

  • Investments provide funds for support services. A working group was formed in Fall 2013, utilizing an extant group and adding additional members.  In order to support this initiative the Office of International Programs has hired an assistant to coordinate study abroad activities with the colleges. Staff positions have been filled in the colleges to support students in their efforts to study abroad. The working group developed a comprehensive marketing program and one stop shop for study abroad.
  • As a result of these efforts, over 1,800 students had an international experience and 11 students were awarded Fulbright fellowships in 13/14.  This represents an increase of 17 percent from the previous year.  In 14/15, over 2,100 students had an international experience and over 250 of those students were from the Educational Opportunity Program.  In addition, eight students were awarded Fulbright fellowships in 14/15.

2013/2014 Working Group Report

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Committee Members

Chair:  Al Sweedler, (Chair) Academic Affairs

  • Kathy LaMaster, Academic Affairs
  • Paul Ganster, College of Arts and Letters
  • Mark Ballam, College of Business Administration
  • Sarah Maheronnaghsh, College of Education
  • Lal Tummala, College of Engineering
  • Joe Shapiro, College of Extended Studies
  • Stuart Henry, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Giancarlo Taylor, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Mei Zhong, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Maureen Crawford, College of Sciences
  • Miriam Castanon, Imperial Valley Campus
  • Noah Hansen, International Student Center (Student Affairs)
  • Aaron Bruce, President’s Office
  • Alex Nelson, Associated Students Representative
  • Maxwell Louie, Associated Students Representative
  • Eniko Csomay, University Senate Representative
  • Teresa Cisneros-Donahue, University Senate Representative