Office of International Education
The mission of the Office of International Education at Harper College is to develop international awareness through collaborative programs that enhance knowledge of global dynamics, cultural diversity, and world issues for students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community.
The Office of International Education serves as a resource to the college and surrounding communities to celebrate the many contributions of the world's cultures and traditions, and will foster the continuing global education of its citizenry.
Furthermore, we are committed to educating students for leadership in an increasingly complex global society. To that end, the Office of International Education strives to offer global education opportunities that provide students with the following:
- Curriculum that ensures that all of our students will be able to succeed in a world marked by interdependence, diversity, and rapid change.
- Knowledge and understanding of culture, language, geography, and global perspectives.
- Skills to understand the world through the eyes of others and how their actions can affect and be affected by people throughout the world.
- Study Abroad Programs
- Social Justice Leadership Certificate Program
- Faculty Proposals
- Global Scholar Distinction
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities:
- "Best Practices for Globalizing the Community College Curriculum"
- This annual workshop is put on by the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Center for Latin American Studies. The workshop features four panels of community college educators sharing their ideas. The free workshop will take place on January 29th and January 30th. Those who attend at least three of the panels are eligible to apply for up to $400 to internationalize their classrooms through a project of their choice. Click here for more information and registration.
- Fulbright Seminars
- This year the Fulbright program for postsecondary educators is to Mexico: "The Third Root- Exploring African Heritage in Mexico". The program will run from July to August 2021. Application is due December 18th, click here for more information and to apply.
Dr. Richard Johnson