The Queens College Office of
Global Education Initiatives (OGEI) supports the college’s commitment to global
education. As part of a network of international educators, OGEI focuses on
outreach and research that promote our overarching goal: producing a globally
competent community here at QC.
OGEI works to expand existing
Education Abroad programs such as freshman seminars, QC faculty-led study
abroad courses, and semester- and year-long study abroad courses with
university partners. Student and faculty recruitment for study abroad programs
is a priority of the OGEI at high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels.
Departmental outreach is facilitated through deputized student ambassadors and
students who have won STOCS Grants and QC scholarships from the QC Foundation,
Freshman Year Initiative, and other sources. OGEI also works with the
steering committees for Queens College “Year of” programs to address
international programming needs. We coordinate preliminary staff and faculty
visits to the “Year of” countries, conduct outreach to departments to recruit
faculty interested in teaching, and coordinate with faculty on campus regarding
curriculum design to focus on global issues. OGEI fosters teaching, learning,
and research, away and at home, by providing housing and visa support, student
orientation and registration, and coordination between Queens College academic
departments and international faculty.