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International Academic Initiatives (IAI)

International Academic Initiatives (IAI) is a function of the Office of the Provost. IAI supports the development of students’ global competence through initiatives such as study abroad and study away, scholar mobility, international collaborations, and international curricular integration. IAI aspires to to offer and increase access to international and intercultural experiences for students, enhance and expand international components of the curriculum, and support student global learning.

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Staff Contact Information

Dr. Timothy White
Director, International Academic Initiatives

  • Oversees the functions of the International Academic Initiatives Office
  • Lead advisor for Fulbright Program, Gilman Scholarship, and Critical Language Scholarship Appliciants.


Jessica Epstein
Coordinator for Semester Programs

  • Lead Advisor for academic year, semester, and summer programs.
  • National Student Exchange (NSE) Coordinator 


Brooke Klinger
Program Associate for Inbound Exchange and Campus Engagement

  • Lead advisor for inbound non-degree seeking exchange students (semester or academic year).
  • Provides Introductory Study Abroad Advisement (Prior to Application) and Faculty-Led Advisement
  • Responsible for Study Abroad Campus Engagement including Campus Events and Classroom Visits.

Kyle Velez

Program Assistant: Communications 


  • Provides necessary messaging to current and prospective exchange students
  • Manages inter-university communications
  • Creates documentation, instructional materials, and website updates


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Contact The Office of International Academic Initiatives
Cole Hall Room 319 (Hours: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm)