Office of International Education

Mission

 

The Office of International Education (OIE) promotes the culture of globalization in the Bloomfield College community by facilitating the integration of international students and scholars into campus community and enhancing global learning experiences through the international initiatives for the benefits of all students, faculty and staff. 

Vision Statement

  • We exert to attract, admit and retain a diverse and talented international student body.
  • We strive to assist international students and scholars with cultural, social and educational adjustments and support them to achieve their academic, personal and professional goals.
  • We promote and administer international programs and ESL classes.
  • We facilitate academic cooperation through global partnerships, agreements, and exchanges. 
  • We enhance global engagement and international education. 
  • We foster cross-cultural understanding and relationships in campus community.

The American Language Center

The office’s American Language Center (ALC) offers intensive English language programs for domestic and international students. ALC utilizes an integrated approach to language learning with fundamentals reinforced through creative and dynamic learning activities. Classes are small with personalized assistance emphasized. The ALC program includes grammar, reading and writing, listening and speaking and pronunciation. Our English as a Second Language program is designed to help students advance through six levels successfully and effectively so they can begin to pursue new opportunities.

Global Initiative Program

The Office of International Education has worked with more than 9,000 international students since 2001. Partnerships have been established with over 300 universities and colleges in 30 countries. Global Initiative Program offers English language training, American cultural excursions and workplace experience opportunities across all different areas of study ranging from education, nursing, healthcare, fashion, business, IT, engineering, tourism and many other disciplines.

International Buddy Program

The Office of International Education and Fostering Student Success Program jointly offer the International Buddy Program to facilitate international students’ smooth transition and integration to campus community as well as promote cross-cultural relationships amongst all the students. New international students are paired with current Bloomfield College students and they meet periodically, share cultural perspectives, provide peer support, engage in campus activities, and build long-lasting friendships.

International Education Week

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences (https://iew.state.gov/). In recognition of International Education Week, the Office of International Education hosts a series of on-campus events in collaboration with Fostering Student Success Program.

Cultural Café

To promote cultural exchange and foster multicultural diversity and awareness across the campus, the Office of International Education offers a series of cultural workshops and showcases every month in collaboration with Fostering Student Success Program. All students, faculty and staff are invited to this monthly Cultural Café to explore and appreciate each other’s culture and heritage.

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