Concordia International Center (CIC)
Nature and the Scope of CUWAA International Services
The CIC is responsible for the internal and external international operations of Concordia University, which includes International Student Services, Study Abroad and CUWAA International Relations, Programs & Partnerships.
International Student Services is designed to provide a seamless international student experience starting with international student recruitment & admissions, followed by enrolled student services and continuing on through graduation and post study opportunities. The office provides support for incoming international students, including advising and monitoring immigration requirements for F-1, J-1 and other student visa categories; connecting international students to university services and opportunities, providing guidance for Optional Practical Training (OPT), and Curricular Practical Training (CPT), as well as programming specifically tailored to the international student experience.
The Study Abroad Office links Concordia students to learning opportunities around the world, facilitating both short-term and semester-long academic programs abroad for undergraduate and graduate students. The office convenes a faculty advisory committee to assure academic excellence and oversees program evaluation, risk mitigation, faculty leader training, and travel insurance enrollment.
International Relations, Programs & Partnerships oversees Concordia’s international operations and relationships. Concordia has a number of international partnerships that are designed to be sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships between two or more universities. We engage faculty and staff from both universities to design academic program offerings, provide students with a world-class education, and develop international awareness, cross-cultural sensitivity, and professional competency. This also includes Concordia’s effort to develop and promote a global network of Lutheran Institutions of Higher Education, investing time and expertise in countries and institutions where there is a community committed to establishing a Concordia style institution of higher education.