Mission & History
CISP Mission Statement
The Center for International Studies and Programs (CISP) supports internationalization efforts at The University of Toledo by creating links among students, faculty and staff, visiting scholars, and the community that foster cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. The Center encourages global citizenship through innovative educational, cultural and service learning programming and through student and scholar exchanges.
CISP Vision Statement
The Center for International Studies and Programs is committed to the belief that effective cross-cultural interaction leads to global understanding and ultimately to a more rewarding human experience and to a better, more peaceful world.
The Center for International Studies and Programs (CISP) was created in September 2011.
The creation of The Center for International Studies and Programs was based on recognition of the need to assist our students in exploring their world and better stream lining of all University of Toledo International efforts. With the creation of CISP we have developed collaborative relationship among the American Language Institute, The Office of International Student and Scholar Services, Confucius Institute and the former Office of Academic Engagement. Our ability to provide high quality service to our customers will be greatly enhanced through our capacity to join resources and talents.
CISP brought together the Confucius Institute, Global Health, Global Initiatives, International Student and Scholar Services, American Language Institute and the student experiences programs that were housed in the UT Learning Collaborative Office of Academic Engagement which includes Study Abroad, Camp Adventure, Service Learning and Community Outreach opportunities, Study Away through the National Student Exchange, and the Washington Center Internship Program.