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West Chester University Global Engagement Office Collection

Identifier: 053
This collection is divided into 5 series: Correspondence, Promotional Materials, International Students at WCU, Advisory Council for International Education, and West Chester State International News.

Series 1 Correspondence includes general departmental communications regarding international programs and students.

Series 2 Promotional Materials consists of brochures, fliers, and posters that advertise programs and trips being offered by or through the Center for International Programs.

Series 3 International Students at WCU contains directory information for international students at WCU. Please note that one of two folders in this series is restricted due to FERPA.

Series 4 Advisory Council for International Education includes administrative materials, correspondence, meeting minutes, press clippings, and reports related to the Advisory Council for International Education.

Series 5 West Chester State International News features this newsletter publication supported by CIP.


  • 1973 - 1997
  • Majority of material found within 1973 - 1990

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Collection is open for research, except for the folder "Restricted Materials - Student Information" as its contents relate to FERPA and are not available for viewing.


1 Boxes

0.42 Linear Feet


The West Chester University Global Engagement Office Collection contains correspondence, promotional materials about foreign study, documents from the Advisory Council for International Education, and newsletters related to international programs and opportunities.

Biographical / Historical

Established in 1973 on campus as the Center for International Education, West Chester University's Global Engagement Office supports international students, study abroad programs, and the National Student Exchange. Their mission statement is as follows: "As a catalyst for comprehensive internationalization, the Global Engagement Office leads the WCU community of educators in developing and preparing students to become globally aware and engaged members of a diverse society."

Through its educational offerings, the Global Engagement Office seeks to build greater cooperation and understanding between countries and people globally.

The office offers a variety of programs and services for international students, such as providing language training, support services related to advising and immigration, and assistance in settling in at WCU. They also offers the following programs: Exchange Visitor Program, Education Abroad, and the National Student Exhange.

The Exchange Visitor Program encourages scholarly collaborations between WCU faculty, staff, and administration with international scholars. The Education Abroad Program promotes strengthening international ties by sending WCU students abroad to learn and to experience other cultures. The National Student Exchange (NSE) Program provides specific enhanced study abroad opportunities for students at other NSE universities in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

In fall 2022, the center changed their name to the Global Engagement Office, from the Center for International Programs.


Materials in this collection have been arranged into series by topic. Within the series, materials are in chronological order.
West Chester University Global Engagement Office Collection
Jenna (Bossert) Falkenberg; Allison Magerr
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Part of the West Chester University Archives Repository