Mission & Strategic Objectives

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.

9 Strategic Objectives

Icon - arrow right bullet Build sustainable global partnerships in all world regions
Icon - arrow right bullet Increase and diversify Experiential Global Learning participation and opportunities
Icon - arrow right bullet Improve programming and services that facilitate international student success
Icon - arrow right bullet Build interdisciplinary global education curricula
Icon - arrow right bullet Connect global education with on-campus multicultural programming and community co-curricular activities
Icon - arrow right bullet Support interdisciplinary research and development and outreach projects on contemporary issues with global and local impact
Icon - arrow right bullet Contribute to the economic development of the State of Connecticut
Icon - arrow right bullet Improve networking with international alumni
Substantially increase Global Affairs fundraising


Download the 2016 Global Affairs Strategic Plan.