We greatly appreciate your donations. We have two types of
funding priority needs: projects that directly support the Center for
International Education, and those that advance global education at the
If none of these priorities are of interest to you, but you
still wish to give in support of global education at Northern Arizona
University, your gift can be treated as an unrestricted gift.
We welcome such gifts and assure you that it will be used to
further institutionalize the global experience here at Northern Arizona
a gift now.
Support for Center for International Education students
Endowed education abroad scholarships ($1 million)
Be it through study, research, internships or service
learning, Northern Arizona University students experience profound personal
transformation when they participate in education abroad opportunities. Scholarships can provide the means to
purchase airfare or subsidize participation in a short-term faculty-led summer
program and can make the difference between having the experience of a lifetime
and remaining in Flagstaff.
Emergency loan fund for international students ($150,000)
Sudden and unanticipated crises in the home country often
impact the ability of students to visit with a loved one or continue with their
education at Northern Arizona University. An emergency loan fund provides
temporary relief to students in these difficult situations, and permits them to
address urgent needs while also giving them a bit more time to repay the loan.
Support for the advancement of global education at Northern Arizona
Endowed chairs for Islamic studies and global education ($1.5 million each)
The changing circumstances of our world require that our
students are prepared with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to
successfully negotiate and thrive in a highly interdependent and interconnected
world upon graduation. These endowed chairs will bring a high level of
attention on the campus to global education and allow students to engage with
some of the experts in these areas of study.
Library acquisitions that support global research and learning ($500,000)
The university’s efforts to advance global learning in the
curriculum will only be as effective as the resources that exist in the library
to support research and study in this domain. These acquisitions will boost
existing resources and enhance the ability of faculty and students to gain
access to relevant material in a timely manner.
Development funds for new short-term study abroad programs ($250,000)
Short-term faculty-led courses, although lacking the
cultural immersion component of traditional study abroad programs, offer
in-depth study of a particular subject in a particular locality that often
compliments what has been taught in the classroom.
This is an important alternative path for global learning,
and faculty leaders and students benefit tremendously from these learning
opportunities. With the necessary
resources, Northern Arizona University faculty can develop more of these
opportunities for our students.
International teaching and research opportunities for faculty ($250,000)
The project to internationalize the curriculum requires
faculty who can draw upon their own international learning experiences to
infuse global perspectives in the courses they teach. Just as in the case of
students, faculty can be transformed by international experiences that allow
them to learn more about their areas of expertise while gaining cultural
insights and competencies.