Recognizing that its sphere of Christian influence is the world itself, Baylor must prepare its graduates to enter a pluralistic and global society. To strengthen our efforts in international education, we will increase the number and quality of Baylor's international programs, raise the level of participation by students in study-abroad programs and the percentage of international students on campus, expand international opportunities for faculty and graduate students, enrich the quality and application of the study of modern foreign languages and gather an ethnically diverse faculty and student body.
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- Increase the number and quality of Baylor's international programs.
The number of Baylor's international programs has increased, from 50 programs in fiscal year 2002 to 93 programs in fiscal year in 2011. In addition, there are six mission trips that include academic credit.
- Raise the level of participation by students in study abroad programs.
The level of participation by students in study abroad programs has fluctuated between fiscal year 2003 and fiscal year 2011. There was a decline in participation between fiscal year 2002 and fiscal year 2003 which can be attributed to the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
- Increase the percentage of international students on campus.
The percentage of undergraduate international students on campus has remained relatively constant since fiscal year 2005. The percentage of international graduate students has declined between fiscal year 2005 and 2011.
- Expand international opportunities for faculty and graduate students.
The number of international programs has increased from 50 in fiscal year 2002 to 99 in fiscal year 2011. This increase has expanded opportunities for faculty and students.