Montclair State University is one of 16 institutions nationwide recognized by an international educational organization for its "exemplary efforts to internationalize the campus."
MSU was recognized by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, for the strategic and creative ways it has integrated international learning opportunities into its curriculum.
"Montclair State has a strong commitment to global education and has made a concerted effort to internationalize not only our curriculum, but expand our partnership and exchange agreements with leading higher education institutions around the world, from East China Normal University in Shanghai to Kirovograd State Pedagogical University in Ukraine," said Dr. Susan A. Cole, president of Montclair State University. "We are honored that our efforts to achieve a truly global perspective have been recognized by NAFSA."
Marina Cunningham, director of the Global Education Center, wholeheartedly agrees.
"It's wonderful that we are being recognized for the work we do in many areas to internationalize the campus," she said. "After Sept. 11, many people recognized that American students are devastatingly uneducated in international affairs, so there has been a big push toward internationalization. But at Montclair State, we have been doing it for many years."
As an honoree, the University will be profiled in NAFSA's "Internationalizing the Campus Report 2003" to be released in the spring.