Global Partnerships Introduction
The Center for International Education is committed to providing opportunities for global engagement for students, faculty and staff. Our mission is to provide opportunities for global understanding and awareness across campus and beyond, to learn and grow from a vibrant and diverse community, and to sustain and grow robust global partnerships.
Global Partnership Table
Salem State University seeks to foster sustainable global partnerships that lead to faculty and student exchanges, and opportunities to collaborate across oceans. Salem State maintains agreements and memoranda of understanding with universities across the globe in countries as diverse as Liberia, Spain, Poland, Japan, China, and Colombia. Our goal is to foster opportunities to achieve our mission of preparing “a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society” where we seek to enhance global engagement at Salem State to allow for opportunities for students and faculty become global citizens and bring new ideas and experiences to our classrooms and community.
This direct exchange program affords students from Mannheim and Salem State to spend a semester at each institution while paying home tuition and earning a full semester of credits that transfer back to their degrees.
This is a new direct exchange partnership that resulted from a visiting scholar from Chieti-Pescara fostering a memorandum of understanding. Two Salem State students will be going to Italy under this program in spring 2020, and Salem State will host two students from Chieti-Pescara.
Erasmus+ is the EU's program to support education, training, youth, and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad. Erasmus+ also aims to promote the sustainable development of its partners in the field of higher education, and Salem State is honored to be chosen by the KUL as an Erasmus + partner. This partnership allows for faculty and staff mobility as well as student exchange. We will be sending Salem State faculty to teach for a week in Lublin for the third time in spring 2020, and we will host our first student from the KUL, also in spring 2020.
Partners of the Americas connects local organizations and universities in the Americas to broader funding opportunities and empowers citizens to become agents of change. They seek to develop lasting solutions to our hemisphere’s toughest challenges. Salem State has received an Innovation Fund grant in a partnership with Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico, which will prepare future teachers to be better equipped to be culturally responsive educators. The Innovation Fund fuels strategic university partnerships to increase student exchange and training programs between the Americas. Nine Salem State education students and their professor, Francesca Pomerantz, PhD, will travel to Guanajuato during spring break in 2020. In turn, eight students from Guanajuato and their professor will visit Salem in April 2020.