To the Editor:
A recent article in “The Times-Delphic” made me aware that some understandable confusion exists about the differing roles of Drake’s Center for International Programs and Services (known as the International Center) and the Center for Global Citizenship.
On a campus where many offices and individuals are working together to achieve Drake’s goal of preparing students for responsible global citizenship, it may be helpful to review who does what. Here are some key highlights that I hope will be useful:
Study abroad advising
International student advising
Student exchange programs
Faculty-led programs abroad
English as a Second Language instruction
Center for Global Citizenship
Global Ambassador Certificate program
Global Public Health Concentration
Brings international programs and speakers to campus
Supports Model EU, Model UN and faculty’s international development
Chinese Cultural Exchange Program
Teach in China program for recent graduates
Facilitate academic partnerships with Chinese universities
Admission and financial aid for qualified international students
Foreign credential evaluation
World Languages and Cultures
Certificate of Competence in Language and Culture in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish.
To learn more about all of these opportunities, go to www.drake.edu/international. And if you aren’t sure who to call, you are welcome to call me!
Director of International Programs and Services
The International Center, “The Point,” 1331 27th St.