Aug 18, 2015

Bonjour. Hola. Hallo. Ciao. Hello. The exchange of greetings in multiple languages means international students are on campus. 

More than 100 international students from 34 countries, in fact. The new group includes freshmen, transfer and exchange students who join our community from countries in Europe, South America, and Africa and the Middle East, among others.    

Living and learning with international students is one way to broaden a student's cultural perspective. Another way is get out of your comfort zone and study abroad.

And with 19 partner universities in 14 countries, St. Edward’s University provides students with plenty of opportunities. During the past academic year, new international partnerships were established in Australia, Switzerland, Taiwan and Italy: 

University of Notre Dame Australia, in Fremantle, Broome and Sydney

Founded in 1989 through the Act of the Parliament of Western Australia, Notre Dame is a leader higher education with more than 11,000 students enrolled across three campuses in Fremantle, Sydney and Broome.

James Cook University, Queensland, Australia

Established in 1970, James Cook University is dedicated to creating better futures for tropical life, and researches marine sciences, biodiversity, tropical ecology and environments, among others, in under-served populations.

Franklin University Switzerland, Lugano Switzerland

Franklin University emphasizes cross-cultural learning that encourages students to engage with the world. They are a private, independent university founded in 1969. 

Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Boasting more than 2,000 international students and 300 partner universities, Fu Jen Catholic University was founded by the Holy See in Beijing in 1925, then rebuilt in 1961 in Taiwan. It's also one of the oldest non-degree Chinese language learning centers in Taiwan.

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

With more than 41,000 studetns in 12 schools, Università Cattolica has more than 200 Italian programs ranging from international business, agricultural economics and medicine. 

International Tree Garden

Each time a new university partnership is established, a tree is planted to represent the university in the International Tree Garden, located between the Munday Library and Andre Hall. About 28 trees were planted earlier this year, with 19 of them in honor of each school. 

In the next few weeks, signs will be added to recognize each international university.  

The complete list of international partner universities:

  • Université Catholique de l'Ouest (UCO) in Angers, France
  • Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan
  • Catholic University of Korea in Seoul, South Korea
  • Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Eichstätt, Germany
  • Hochschule Koblenz in Koblenz, Germany
  • Paris L'Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris, France
  • Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey, with programs throughout Mexico
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong, Wu Yee Sun College
  • Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Viña del Mar, Chile
  • Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Universitat Jaume I, Castello de la Plana, Spain
  • Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain
  • Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria in Valparaiso, Chile
  • University of Notre Dame Australia, in Fremantle, Broome and Sydney
  • James Cook University, Queensland, Australia
  • Franklin University Switzerland, Lugano Switzerland
  • Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)