The Office of International Programs is committed to the principle that international experiences and perspectives are essential to any undergraduate and graduate education. To that end, we promote and encourage a critical awareness of world issues; a knowledge of and an appreciation for other cultures, languages, and belief systems; a sense of global community; and a commitment to engagement at the international level, that we may educate active and responsible global citizens.
The mission of the OIP is to broaden world views and promote global understanding for the JMU community by cultivating, facilitating, and supporting international engagement.
The vision of OIP is to make global experiences – at home and abroad – attainable for all of the JMU community.
Global Learning – Increasing awareness, knowledge and understanding of diverse cultures and people and global systems and issues
Innovation – Being creative and open to new ideas, processes and solutions
Advocacy – Publicly supporting, recommending and persuading
Collaboration – Working together with diverse groups and individuals at home and abroad to maximize our strengths, resources, and effectiveness
Sustainability – Assuring the continued presence and active development of global education at JMU
Open-mindedness – Being willing to consider differences and ideas