Campus Resources

International Faculty & Friends

Established in 2007, the International Faculty & Friends (IFF) program at Grand Valley State University provides university faculty and staff opportunities to build community by focusing on the countries and cultures of our planet.  At monthly events, event hosts share their stories from around the world.  This program embraces what has been one of the initiatives on campus for several years:  the internationalization of the campus.  Our events are not just for faculty from other countries.  It is for all faculty and staff.

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Request a Study Abroad Presentation

Encourage and inform your students about study abroad opportunities by inviting a speaker from the Padnos International Center to present in your class. 

For more information contact Alissa Lane at

Internationalization Workshops

Each year, the GVSU Chief International Officer leads brief workshops on internationalization and how faculty can support study abroad and other international efforts. 

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Donate to a Global GVSU Scholarship

Do you want to send a Laker abroad who otherwise would not have the financial means? Would you like to help bring an international student from Haiti to GVSU on a scholarship? 

Support global learning at GVSU by helping a student start his or her journey abroad. Make a gift to one of these international scholarships. 

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