With the launch of Brown’s internationalization initiative in 2006, former President Ruth J. Simmons stated, “Internationalization requires a new way of thinking across the campus about ourselves and our place in the world.” The mission of the Office of International Affairs (IA) is to facilitate this work in multiple ways, guided by Brown’s ethos of academic rigor, its distinctive openness to new ideas, and its sense of responsibility to the world at large.
IA articulates and implements Brown’s strategy for global engagement, and leads efforts to raise the University’s international visibility. Top scholarship today is found across the globe, and being an international university requires a global curriculum, faculty, and students at home; and collaborations, exchange programs, internships, and partnerships all over the world. Internationalization at Brown means linking the University’s academic mission with the solution of global challenges. Our goal is to promote academic ingenuity, rigor, and the advancement of human knowledge in the service of international well-being.
This website functions as a gateway to internationalization at Brown University, made manifest each day in classrooms, labs and conference halls across campus, and around the world. This website captures faculty, students and staff as they link the University’s academic mission to addressing global challenges, and serves as a source of information about Brown’s global engagement in the 21st century.