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International Services for MSU Faculty and Staff

The Office of International Programs (OIP) offers MSU faculty and staff expertise and personal assistance with:

The office also issues international ID cards to faculty and students and can help identify campus requirements that may pertain to your trip.

OIP also facilitates and supports these MSU-based programs:

 


 

Internationalization Laboratory aka International Programs Committee

The Committee serves in an advisory capacity to develop international programs, international university partnerships, and international content in the curriculum and opportunities for faculty to enhance their international expertise. The committee also provides advocacy to enhance movement toward the internationalization of MSU. The committee helps to disseminate information about international issues across campus.

College Representative Members (AY12-13)

Robert Marley, Co-Committee Chair, College of Engineering, rmarley@coe.montana.edu

Ada Giusti, Co-Committee Chair, Modern Languages & Literatures adagiusti@yahoo.com
Carl Fox, Division of Graduate Education, carl.fox1@montana.edu

Marty Frick, College of Agriculture, uadmf@montana.edu

Benjamin Goldstein, ASMSU, benjgold91!@gmail.com

Patricia Ingraham, College of Education, HH&D patricia.ingraham@montana.edu

Bridget Kevane, College of Letters & Science (Modern Languages), umlbk@montana.edu

Elizabeth Kinion, College of Nursing, ekinion@montana.edu

Paul Lachapelle, Political Science paul.lachapelle@montana.edu

Myleen Leary, College of Business, myleen.leary@montana.edu

Jim Rimpau, Division of Student Success, rimpau@montana.edu

David Singel, Associate Provost, dsingel@montana.edu

Paul Stoy, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, paul.stoy@montana.edu

Ex-Officio Members

Norman Peterson, Office of International Programs, normp@montana.edu

Susan Benne, Office of International Programs, sbenne@montana.edu

Debra DeBode, Office of International Programs, debode@montana.edu

Deidre Combs, Office of International Programs, deidre@combsandcompany.com

Janelle Rasmussen, Office of Internatonal Programs, jrasmussen@montana.edu
Yvonne Rudman, Office of International Programs, rudman@montana.edu

 


 

Global Studies Minor

Montana State University is keenly aware that graduates in all disciplines are going to enter truly borderless careers. They will need to understand how the interconnected global society of the 21st century works, and they need to be able to work and communicate effectively with people from other cultures and languages. It is critically important to our state, region, and the nation that we educate citizens who are able to understand global issues. These are the goals that motivated creation of the Global Studies Minor.

The Global Studies Minor is a multi-disciplinary program designed to develop a broad base of international knowledge for students in any major at MSU. It consists of a combination of international course work, foreign language study, and education abroad experience organized to build base-level international knowledge and skills. It brings together international learning opportunities across the campus and around the world to provide the foundation for an international career. A pdf brochure is available with more information about this program or contact:

Norm Peterson
Vice Provost for International Education
Email: normp@montana.edu

 


 

Students receive personal assistance and research programs in the Resource CenterInternational Resource Center

The Office of International Programs maintains an International Opportunities Resource Center offering students and faculty professional study abroad advising services. The Resource Center contains extensive information on MSU- Sponsored and non-MSU sponsored study abroad programs, work abroad opportunities, overseas internships, scholarship information, and general travel information. These reference materials include videos, books, maps, Culture Grams, course catalogs, and brochures from universities and other organizations around the world. In addition, students can look at photo albums and evaluations from past study abroad participants and use one of our computers for Internet research.

The International Opportunities Resource Center, located in 400 Culbertson Hall, is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm. The Resource Center is open to current students, prospective students, faculty, and parents interested in finding out about the fantastic international opportunities available.


 

OIP Managed Grant Projects

Current Projects

  • U.S. Arabic Distance Learning Network
    (US Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education)
  • Study of the United States Institute for Undergraduate Student Leaders
    (US Department of State, Middle East Partnership Initiative)
  • Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

              (US Department of State, IREX)

  • Building Advanced ICT Skills for Morocco
    (Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation in Development, US/Middle East University Partnerships Program)
  • Global Climate Change and its Implication for Agriculture: an International Undergraduate Research Seminar in collaboration with the University of Western Australia

              (US Department of Agriculture, International Science & Education Program)

 

Past Projects

  • International Leaders in Education Program

              (US Department of State, ILEP)

  • Secondary School Civic Education Curriculum Development Project for Azerbaijan (US Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs Office)
  • Montana State University – Moldova Pedagogical State University Linkage: Renewing Education through Best Leadership Practices
    (US Department of State, NIS College and University Partnerships Program)
  • I-PIRL 2000: A Trans-Atlantic Project To Create A New Paradigm To Develop International Business Skills
    (US Department of Education, European Community/United States Cooperation Program, EC-US, Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education)
  • Croatian Agricultural Entrepreneurship Program: Building Croatian Communities by Strengthening Human Capacity
    (Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation in Development / USAID, Partnering with Higher Education for International Development)
  • Human Capacity Building for Environmental and Public Health Protection in Mexico (Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation in Development / USAID, Partnering with Higher Education for International Development)
  • Discovery-Based Undergraduate Opportunities: Collaborative Research Support Programs, MSU and University of St. Thomas in Mali
    (US Department of Agriculture, CSREES Higher Education Challenge Grant)
  • Arabic Language and Middle East/North African Cultural Studies Program
    (US Department of State, National Security Education Program)
  • Arabic in the Heartland: A New Paradigm for Less-Commonly-Taught Languages
    (US Department of State, National Security Education Program)

For more information about these and other projects, contact:

Yvonne Rudman, Director for Academic & Technical Programs

 


 

International ID Cards

The Office of International Programs issues International Student Identity Cards which will give you proof of identity and qualify you for discounts on air fare, rail pases, and lodging when traveling to a foreign country. International ID cards are available for full-time faculty, full-time students and those between 12 and 26 years of age.

To obtain your ID card, print and complete the application form (pdf) and bring it to the OIP main office along with:

  • $22 application fee
  • one (1) passport-sized photo (can be obtained at Kinko's or Costco)
  • copy of your school ID and your driver's license

Applications take two days to process. You can pick up your ID card at the OIP office or have it mailed to you.