Global Learning and Strategy
Global Learning and Strategy (GLAS) supports the university mission by increasing intercultural understanding, supporting diversity initiatives, and enhancing global connections. We do this by:
- recruiting undergraduate students from around the world
- supporting international students, faculty, and staff through programming, immigration advising, and advocacy
- facilitating off-campus study experiences for students and faculty
- supporting faculty in on-campus courses and partnerships
- reducing international risk for the university
- supporting students in applications for prestigious international scholarships
We work with partners around the world to facilitate intercultural understanding and research. Learn more about partnering with us.
International Students and Scholars
OISS provides comprehensive immigration and support services to international students and visiting faculty scholars.
St. Thomas Study Abroad offers over 300 different program options in more than 50 countries. 47% percent of our undergrads study abroad at least once.
St. Thomas is home to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate international students from more than 75 countries around the world.
English Language Services
Students who are still learning English can study at the ELS Center at St. Thomas before beginning as a student here.
International Risk Management
Prestigious International Scholarship Support
Memberships and Affiliations
AIEA brings together international education leaders into dialogue with each other, their counterparts around the world, organizations that promote international education, and organizations concerned with the shaping and management of international higher education.
Association of International Educators is the world's largest and most diverse nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange, working to advance policies and practices that ensure a more interconnected, peaceful world today and for generations to come.
The American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) members have access to a powerful global network and opportunities to learn from the best in the field. As a result, our association members built innovative, reliable international student recruitment systems.
The Forum on Education Abroad works towards cultivating educators who champion high-quality education abroad experiences that ignite curiosity, impact lives and contribute to a better world. The Forum provides training, events, resources and expertise that supports their mission.
Meet Our Team
Tim Lewis, Ph.D.
Senior International Officer, Associate Vice Provost for Global Learning and Strategy
Operations Manager for Global Learning and Strategy
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Support Our Mission
Support our mission to create a more global world by donating to GLAS. Support Study Abroad, International Students, or work with our Senior International Officer to identify a more targeted need.