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International Advisory Council

Mission Statement

The mission of the International Advisory Council (IAC) is to foster university-wide collaboration in international activities that is guided by a commitment to diversity of people and ideas, as well as a global perspective. The IAC will provide a broad-based, participatory framework for the consideration of international initiatives, opportunities, and projects. The IAC will also provide input to the office of International Affairs on specific matters relating to comprehensive internationalization.

Selected Council Updates

Next Meeting of the International Advisory Council

The next meeting of the IAC is planned for March 6, 2020 at 3 PM at the Thornton International House. The agenda will include the induction of members at large to the Council, election of chair and co-chair, updates on October 2019 initiatives, and isolation of 2-3 key agenda items for the 2020 calendar year. 

Texas State Hosts Spain and Italy

World Languages hosted a two-day international symposium on poetry during Spain's transition to democracy. The symposium took place from February 3-4, 2020 in Flowers Hall. Two professors from Universidad Castilla La Mancha, Spain presented lectures and presentations at Texas State as part of a reciprocal faculty exchange agreement with the College of Fine Arts and Communication's School of Fine Arts and Design from January 21 through 30, 2020. 

International Student Recruitment

International Affairs is working to improve enrollment numbers of international students by increasing partnerships with agencies, digital platforms, and enrollment management services. As of January 2020, the university is contracted with eight recruitment agency firms and three lead management services. Talks with new prospective partners are in progress