From the Associate Dean of Global Programs, Luchen Li --

Li, Luchen  


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology believes there is great value in promoting global experiences and a broad worldview. Consistent with the Rose-Hulman Vision Statement, "To be the best in engineering, mathematics, and science education; to make an impact upon the world in which we live; and to be a leader in every aspect in the delivery of education and the development of tomorrow's leaders," we see in this challenge of "making an impact upon the world," an outstanding opportunity for Rose-Hulman students, faculty, staff, and the community at large.

The Office of Global programs serves as a coordinating center of international collaboration for academic departments, for study-abroad students, and exchange students. This office operates as the Institute's portal for overall global outreach, and also functions as the liaison for the administration's international activities. In the surrounding community, the Office of Global Programs at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology collaborates with other institutions to promote awareness of global initiatives and encourage international engagement.

Rose- Hulman graduates are challenged by the interconnectedness of global cultures in the work place, but those who take advantage of a global experience at Rose-Hulman are in an excellent position to integrate successfully into a multi-cultural work environment. In addition to knowledge and technical ability within a discipline, the real world of work and citizenship demands exceptional leadership skills and most recently "global agility." Our graduates greatly enhance their opportunity for success as they embrace the global learning experience while studying at Rose-Hulman.

Rose-Hulman leadership, faculty, and staff, have a shared vision of promoting global learning for our students by creating connections with schools and industry for work and study overseas. A broader spectrum of disciplinary and geographical options becomes attainable through a focused vision that is coordinated and facilitated by the Office of Global Programs. We are very pleased to be able to assist our academic disciplines in locating schools and creating agreements to make these connections happen for any Rose-Hulman student and faculty member who see the benefit in pursuing a global educational prospect. The Office of Global Programs accepts the challenge of increasing the number and enlarging the nature of worldwide opportunities. We have confidence that those who choose to participate in the global experiences available on our campus will make better choices, land better jobs, and lead better lives.