The Office of the Vice President for International Relations is committed to engaging staff meaningfully in Northwestern’s internationalization activities.
We facilitate a variety of programming through our One World \ One Northwestern (OWON) initiative, intended to encourage sharing and collaboration across the university.
Affinity GroupsOne World \ One Northwestern affinity groups bring together staff from across the university working in the same areas, and in some cases facing the same challenges.
Northwestern Staff Exchange Programs
Our office provides funding for Northwestern staff to engage in professional exchange programs aimed at developing a deeper knowledge of international education.
Big Ten Academic Alliance ExchangeThe Big Ten Academic Alliance's International Visiting Professionals Program allows staff the opportunity to shadow international education colleagues at another Big Ten university in the spirit of sharing knowledge and resources across institutions.
International Partner Institution ExchangeWe offer travel grant for administrators to meet their counterparts at Northwestern's partner institutions abroad. The goal of this opportunity is for Northwestern staff to better understand the environments of our international partners and to learn and share best practices.
Intercultural Competency Workshops
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The deadline to sign up for our Global Readiness Assessment is Friday, November 18, 2022. This latest offering builds on...
Northwestern developed a range of materials for staff to engage their international peers, at home or abroad.
- Northwestern's global brochure for sharing a glance of Northwestern's global reputation and impact
- Presentation materials (such as videos and PPTs) for use in meetings, workshops, or events.
- Catalog of gift items for hosting visitors or visiting partners abroad.