6 HBCUs Promoting Global Studies


1Alcorn State University, Office of Global Programs

Through its Office of Global Programs (OGP), Alcorn State offers students unique and rewarding international experiences and general global understanding, both in other countries and on campus. Alcorn State has cooperative agreements with several international universities for faculty, student and research exchange ranging from universities in Russia to Nicaragua. Students have successfully maintained a Model UN Club and the Mississippi-based university also facilitates a United Nations lecture series hosting UN dignitaries.

2Delaware State University, Office of International Affairs

Delaware State University’s Office of International Affairs (OIA) has a mission of integrating a global perspective into the teaching, research, and study abroad programs of the institution. Delaware State (DSU) was one of 17 recipients of the Obama Administration’s First in the World grants, selected out of more than 300 applicant institutions. In addition, OIA host lecture series as part of the ongoing partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund aimed to bring more international programming to HBCUs.

3Morgan State University, Center for Global Studies and International Affairs

Morgan State University (MSU) has established over 30 international relationships with universities in various countries. MSU’s Center for Global Studies and International Education houses the iPal Program which consists of a matching program designed to partner international and domestic students studying at MSU for the purpose of a cultural exchange and building friendships. Morgan State has long been a Fulbright leader among HBCUs with students having received a total of 136 Fulbright-related grants for study, research, and teaching in 44 different countries. MSU also offers global programming through its School of Global Journalism and Communication.

4Savannah State University, International Education Center

The International Education Center (IEC) at Savannah State University promotes and supports efforts to internationalize the university’s curriculum and to help expose students to our global society. One of IEC’s initiatives, The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University, is committed to promoting intercultural understanding, knowledge of China and its cultural traditions, and providing resources to facilitate the learning of Chinese language and culture. IEC’s other work includes a Model United Nations, a Model African Union, and the Ghana Group Project Abroad program, which exposes the historically significant relationship between Savannah, Georgia, a major port city in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, and the West Coast of Africa.

5Texas Southern University, The Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute at Texas Southern University (TSU) serves students, faculty, staff and community members by fostering exchange and cultural dialogue. The first of its kind in the greater Houston metropolitan area and one of 226 centers worldwide, the Institute focuses on increasing employment opportunities for Texas Southern students through language training, cross-cultural exchange and professional development programs. The Confucius Institute at Texas Southern University maintains a strong partnership with Beijing Jiatong University and the Chinese Consulate.

6Tuskegee University, Tuskegee University Global Office

Tuskegee University Global Office (TUGO) aims to graduate global-minded citizens who are truly prepared to apply their talents. The Global Education Fair is one of the Office’s highlights in addition to international performances, guest speakers, undergraduate research presentations, and study abroad opportunities. TUGO currently partners with 18 institutions in 13 countries to provide various forms of humanitarian and agricultural resources. Tuskegee has hosted the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN)/Tuskegee University Summit, a Tuskegee University-Phelps Stokes partnership initiative designed to expose college students and young entrepreneurs to the Tuskegee University.