Cluster Value Statement: To enable HBCUs and their constituencies to develop and enhance their international efforts, across all spectrums in order to effectively engage in the 21st century economy and society.
International Affairs Cluster Chair
List of Programs & Initiatives
- Recruitment Outreach: To promote international service opportunities through the Peace Corps.
- Regional/ National Workshops
- Study Abroad
- Foreign Service CS Internship
- International Visitor Leadership Program
The following federal agencies are active members:
HBCUs with an appointed International Affairs Campus Liaison:
|· Bennett College|
|· Bluefield State College|
|· Central State University|
|· Claflin University|
|· Clark Atlanta University|
|· Delaware State University|
|· Dillard University|
|· Jackson State University|
|· Johnson C Smith University|
|· Lincoln University|
|· Mississippi Valley State University|
|· Morehouse School of Medicine|
|· Saint Augustines College|
|· Shorter College|
|· Tuskegee University|
|· Virginia State University|
|· Winston-Salem State University|
|· Xavier University of Louisiana|
Contact the IAWG Chairman, Dr. Arthur McMahan (Arthur.McMahan@ed.gov), to find out how to have your campus represented!
IAWG Upcoming Events
HBCU Conference- September 2020
Diversity Abroad Conference -TBD
2019-HBCU international affairs point of contact list completed
2018 WHI-HBCUs & Peace Corps Federal Panel Series
The Peace Corps, in conjunction with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), is offering to hold a Federal Panel Series: Opportunities at home and Abroad during 2018. The series will include a Federal Agency Panel featuring an internship, fellowship and job discussion hosted by various federal agency representatives. The visit will also include classroom talks and/or student sessions centered on international opportunities for HBCU students and institutions.
If your institution is interested in hosting this event next year, please complete the interest form and submit to Tammi.Fergusson@ed.gov by November 15, 2017. You may download the form here:
Federal Panel Series Interest Form
2017 Peace Corps Blitz
The Peace Corps will be stopping at a few HBCUs this fall to share information regarding international opportunities for students. The WHI-HBCUs will be joining them to deliver a presentation focusing on student opportunities abroad. Didn’t get a chance to attend a session? Then check out the presentation here: Peace Corps Blitz Presentation
The 2017 MSI Global Education Summit
The WHI-HBCU will be presenting at the 2017 MSI Global Education Summit. The Summit will be held March 19th & 20th, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN just prior to the 5th Annual Diversity Aboard Conference. The Summit is geared towards academics, practitioners, and administrators at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) who are working to internationalize their campuses.
To view the WHI-HBCU Presentation from the 2017 MSI Global Education Summit click here: MSI Global Summit Presentation Public
IAWG Winter Town Hall
The first IAWG Town Hall was held on February 15th. Representatives from 12 institutions attended the session to learn about upcoming projects, areas of collaboration, and federal international opportunities for HBCUs. The Spring Town Hall will be held in April, 2017. Registration information will be posted on this site in the upcoming weeks.
The IAWG Winter Town Hall presentation can be found here: IAWG Town Hall Presentation Final
Global Education Summit
Didn’t get a chance to check out the IAWG while they were on tour last fall? View the International Affairs Working Group Presentation on Federal International Opportunities for HBCUs here: iawg-presentation
Federal International Opportunities for HBCUs
Check this section frequently for updated opportunities.
STEM Opportunities Abroad!
Founded in 1951, the International Astronautical Federation is the world’s leading space advocacy body. The IAF has over 300 members in over 66 countries, including all leading space agencies, companies, societies, associations and institutes worldwide.
Following its theme – “A space-faring world cooperating for the benefit of humanity” – the Federation advances knowledge about space and fosters the development and application of space assets by advancing global cooperation.
As organiser of the annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC), and other meetings on specific subjects, the IAF actively encourages the development of astronautics for peaceful purposes and supports the dissemination of scientific and technical information related to space.
Click here for more information: international-astronautical-congress
The Gilman Program diversifies the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries where they go by awarding over 2,800 scholarships of up to $5,000.
For more information, click here:
International Opportunities from the American Council on Education: ace-opportunities
Check out these great opportunities from the U.S. Peace Corps:
International Education Programs Service
International Education Programs Service: brochure
Council on Foreign Relations: