About Us

The Office of Global Affairs (OGA) is a hybrid administrative-academic unit and UConn’s gateway to the world. We provide university-wide leadership to build and sustain global and experiential learning; support international students and scholars; nurture strategic global partnerships; create and manage student, faculty, and staff mobility programs; promote collaborative international research; develop curricula to build global competency; and deliver educational and professional entrepreneurial programs. Through our efforts, we strive to foster a sense of global-mindedness at UConn and beyond by designing and facilitating life-transformative education that address real world problems around human rights, social justice, sustainable development, etc. Global Affairs supports State of Connecticut economic development and has emerged as an institutional leader in philanthropy.

10 Strategic Objectives

Hands Icon Build robust global partnerships in all world regions.
Environment Icon Support interdisciplinary research, development and outreach projects/programs on contemporary issues with local and global impact.
Globe Travel Icon Increase and diversify experiential global learning participation and opportunities.
Globe Icon Improve programming and services that facilitate international student success.
Humans Icon Connect global education with on-campus multicultural programming and community co-curricular activities.
Winged Globe Icon Be recognized as one of the top five academic human rights programs in the world.
People Icon Improve engagement with UConn international alumni.
Grad Cap Icon Strengthen the global pipeline of student, faculty and staff talent at UConn.
Dollar Icon Build sustainable Global Affairs fundraising infrastructure.
CT Icon Contribute to the economic development of the State of Connecticut.