The International Campus


A Place in the World

Emory's growth as an international campus

Like many other institutions in the United States, Emory University has seen an increasingly internationally diverse campus community take shape in the last decade. The number of non-domestic students at Emory has grown nearly one and a half times from 960 in 2003 to 2,303 in 2012. The number of international scholars has grown at a similar rate (see charts page 3). And nationwide, according to the U.S. State Department website, F-1 visa issuances—the visa by which most international students come to this country—grew from around 300,000 in 2007 to nearly 500,000 in 2012.  Story

The International as Fundamental

Emory's path forward into the world

How can Emory take greatest advantage of being an international university? How can the university incorporate its international elements into its core identity? What should Emory look like as a global university, as part of a global network, and as a hub of higher education and research? These are the principal questions that we face as Emory begins a new round of planning to determine its global strategy and works to strengthen its international presence and the international nature of its community at home. Story

Emory and Globalized Education

Teaching in the internationalized classroom

Much of what we might take for granted in dealing with an all-U.S. student body in a class does not hold when a sizable portion of the students come from countries with substantially different educational and political cultures.  Story

newnormalThe New Normal

A professor adjusts to the changing demographics of his classroom

Suddenly my old attitude—that they had chosen to study abroad so they needed to adjust—was clearly inappropriate. Story

Translating "America," Translating the "Other"

Cross-cultural (mis)communication in an age of globalization

How do others in the world understand the U.S.? How do Americans imagine “Others” in the world, and how do those “Others” imagine the U.S. in turn? These questions then lead to another, broader one having to do with how societies imagine and represent themselves vis-á-vis other societies in a process that might be described as inverse complementarity (“we are what they are not”). Story

Enriching the International Community

Suggestions and steps for Emory

Every day I see opportunities to enrich the international community at Emory. What can we do, individually and collectively? We can tackle internationalization at Emory with new resources, common purpose, and intentional orchestration.  Story

Q&A with Natalie Cruz

Coordinator of International Student Life

"There is a fine balance between helping these students adjust to the culture of the American classroom but also being respectful of where they are coming from as well.”  Story

Q&A with Carlos Del Rio

Hubert Professor and Chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health and Professor of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health

"We should not forget that these people are Emory alumni; they’ve gone back to their countries and taken the Emory name with them, which enhances our international presence.”  Story

Study Abroad in the Liberal Arts Experience

Going global with CIPA

Nearly 50 percent of Emory College students have an experience abroad before graduation. Their overseas experiences are coordinated through the Center for International Programs Abroad (CIPA), the study abroad office for the Emory College of Arts and Sciences. It is CIPA’s philosophy that international experience is an integral part of a liberal arts education. How does the rich variety of those experiences play out in the context of an Emory education?  Story

The Carter Center

A window on the world at Emory

I believe we can expand and deepen connections between the hands-on work of The Carter Center and our academic community at Emory in ways that not only enhance the work of both institutions, but also build a community of scholarship and practice—an action-oriented think tank, if you will—that will have an impact far beyond our institutions. Story

The Americanization of a Scholar

On being an academic born elsewhere

I realized things were not going to go well if I heeded the gender (and no doubt race and class) injunctions of my South African upbringing: be very modest; don’t be too clever for a woman; don’t try too hard because it will look like you are being too serious or thinking you are better than others. Story


George Luber, Andrew Delbanco, Darryl Neill  Story

Feast of Words

Is your book being published this year? Please let us know so that we can celebrate your accomplishment during the annual Feast of Words celebration of faculty books. Also see lists of previous years' books celebrated. Read More.