Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs
To prepare students for stewardship of an increasingly interdependent world, Binghamton University is committed to strong international engagement. Our achievements in this area, recognized by seven national awards, depend on partnerships established with distinguished universities and organizations around the world and innovative international education opportunities taking place right here on the Binghamton campuses.
Binghamton faculty have earned international recognition for scholarship which contributes to global knowledge formation through their research collaborations with colleagues from other countries, publications in top journals with international audiences, and participation in international conferences. Many teach abroad or lead students on study abroad programs. Faculty and visiting scholars from around the world contribute to the diversity of perspectives in our community.
Binghamton faculty are developing innovative, international learning opportunities on campus and abroad so that all students acquire knowledge in globally-relevant subject areas and skill in critical thinking, languages, and intercultural communications with opportunities to put these skills to use. It is our aim that students will engage in the world throughout their course of study. Students can pursue inquiry into global issues, specialize in knowledge about a region of the world, or master anther language. Courses in many disciplines focus on intercultural or international topics. Our international students, from over 100 countries, enrich learning in and outside the classroom.
The role of International Affairs is to offer leadership, guidance, and support to the Binghamton University community for the advancement of the University's internationalization. Katharine Krebs, vice provost for international affairs and director of the Office of International Programs, contributes to the strategic planning processes that support international education, provides guidance for the establishment of international partnerships and programs, oversees the review process for international agreements and new programs, and represents the international agenda to University constituencies. International Affairs manages the competitions for the Lois B. DeFleur International Innovation Fund and for the Excellence in International Education Award.
Areas Reporting to the Vice Provost for International Affairs
The Vice Provost supervises the Office of International Programs, responsible for:
- Languages Across the Curriculum
- The Global Studies Minor
- Binghamton study abroad and exchange programs
- General study abroad advising
- Competitions for Binghamton's endowed study abroad scholarships
- International partnership development
- The Dual-Diploma Program with Turkey
- Liaison to the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)