Global Education Center

Student Center Annex Room 207    
Montclair, NJ 07043          
Telephone (973) 655-4499   Fax (973) 655-7654
     
  
Study Abroad: Tel (973)-655-4483
Short Term Study Abroad Institutes: (973)-655-4185
International Services: (973) 655-6862  Fax (973) 655-7726 

www.montclair.edu/global-education

http://www.montclair.edu/international

The Global Education Center consolidates Montclair State University's international initiatives and programs. It provides leadership and organizational focus for the University’s globalization efforts.   It is designed to  coordinate all international activities on campus, plan new efforts, advance international objectives across colleges and schools, support international students, faculty and staff, build alliances, create and cultivate international partnerships and serve as an international resource for the campus and the community.

The Global Education Center comprises sections devoted to International Services, Study Abroad and Faculty-led International Summer Institutes, and Special Programs.

For MSU faculty, the Center:

  • Administers and facilitates international initiatives for faculty
  • Awards Global Education Grants to MSU faculty to engage in international initiatives
  • Coordinates international teaching opportunities for MSU faculty
  • Identifies and secures funding for international activities
  • Provides opportunities for faculty to develop and lead short term study abroad programs
  • Works with faculty to write grant proposals and administer grant funded projects
  • Develops customized workshops, seminars and institutes for international universities
  • Administers an annual international photography competition and exhibition for MSU faculty and staff

For international scholars and visitors, the Center:

  • Hosts international visitors and coordinates their activities on campus
  • Issues invitations, orients and assists scholars
  • Administers the Global Education Scholar program that brings distinguished international scholars to teach on campus
  • Advises on and processes visa paperwork

For MSU faculty and international scholars:

  • Administers the Forum on International Issues Series, a forum for international scholars to address students and faculty
  • Sponsors conferences with international partners
  • Facilitates exchanges in the arts
  • Develops international festivals and special lecture series
  • Represents the Fulbright program on campus.

Special Programs

The Center administers a range of special programs for faculty, international scholars and students. Some highlights include:

Hosting Special Program Students

The Global Education Center promotes Montclair State University as a destination for international students and scholars sponsored through prestigious programs such as Fulbright, PRESTASI, World Learning, UGRAD, IIE Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis and the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women.  

IIE Scholar Rescue Fund

In partnership with IIE, the Global Education Center welcomes distinguished scholars who are threatened in their countries to teach or conduct research at Montclair State University for a limited duration.

Teaching in English:  A Faculty Training Program

The Center offers a customized professional training program to faculty at universities in non-English speaking countries. Designed for instructors of various disciplines to teach their subject areas in English, the program provides intensive training courses in English methodology and language skills. Program duration is between 3 to 5 intensive weeks and can be scheduled from the middle of May to early August.

The Disney College Program for International Students

This 3-month International Attraction & Tourism Program for international students is offered in conjunction with the School of Business and Walt Disney World International.  It combines study and internship that take place at MSU and at Walt Disney World in Florida.

International Services

International Services (IS) promotes international education by providing a range of services, programs, and advocacy that support the growth, development and welfare of international students, scholars, and faculty at Montclair State University.  These are:

  • immigration advising and documentation
  • visa support
  • academic, legal, housing, visa and cultural assistance for international students
  • orientations for new international students and scholars
  • social adjustment and cultural support programs
  • Global Living Community (GLC), a residential community of International and American students where students can learn about the traditions and customs of students from a variety of countries
  • international student recruitment

Study Abroad

The Center provides MSU students with the opportunity to discover, learn, and enrich their lives through a variety of study abroad programs to destinations throughout the world.  Through direct programs with partner institutions and affiliations with study abroad providers, the Center offers undergraduate students academically challenging and personally rewarding international experiences in a collegiate setting at an affordable price in over 50 countries. Our Short-term Study Abroad Institutes and International Field Trips are both led by MSU faculty with expertise in the region, and are thematically oriented.  Students may choose from:

  • Semester or year-long study abroad and exchange programs
  • Summer 2-6 week faculty-led institute programs
  • Regular courses that include a 7-10 day international field excursion over term breaks

Featured programs include:

  • Semester exchange programs at Bournemouth University, UK
  • Montclair-Graz Sister City Scholarship, Austria
  • Semester at Sea
  • Semester exchange to University of Agder, Norway
  • Internships through International Studies Abroad, Belgium
  • French Language and Civilization, France
  • Italian Cultural History and Broadcasting Practicum, Italy
  • Verdi Conservatory, Milan
  • University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz
  • Listzt Academy, Budapest, and others