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One World \ One Northwestern

The Office of the Vice President for International Relations is committed to engaging staff meaningfully in Northwestern’s internationalization activities.

OWON Programming

We facilitate a variety of programming through our One World \ One Northwestern (OWON) initiative, intended to encourage sharing and collaboration across the university.

Aaron Zdawczyk speaking at a podium at an One World One Northwestern event

Community Building Events

Our office organizes OWON events throughout the year for globally-engaged staff to meet and network with colleagues. These include quarterly luncheons with guest speakers, summer networking get togethers, virtual coffee hours, and more.
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Affinity Groups

One 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.
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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 Exchange

The 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.
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International Partner Institution Exchange

We 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.
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Kim Rapp speaking at the podium at an One World One Northwestern event
Kim Rapp

Assistant Vice President for International Relations

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Upcoming Events

One World \ One Northwestern: Assessing Global Readiness Session Deadline

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The deadline to sign up for our Global Readiness Assessment is Friday, November 18, 2022. This latest offering builds on...

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Informational Materials

Northwestern developed a range of materials for staff to engage their international peers, at home or abroad.

Hard copies of the brochure and visitor or travel gifts can be requested by emailing Janka Pieper.