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College of International Studies

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The College of International Studies aspires to be a national center of excellence and innovation in international education. Our goals are to broaden international exchange and research partnerships and to enhance the global fluency of our students so they can become compassionate, open-minded global citizens and leaders.

The David L. Boren College of International Studies (CIS) advances international educational opportunities for all OU students, and ranked in the top 40 for doctoral-granting institutions in the Institute for International Education's 2018 Open Doors report. CIS houses the Dean’s Staff, the Department of International and Area Studies, the office of Education Abroad, the office of International Student Services, the OU in Arezzo and OU in Puebla Study Centers, and several international institutes and centers. Together, these entities enhance research and learning about global affairs and amplify global engagement for the entire University of Oklahoma campus.

Read the 2021 Issue of Compass: International Profile!

The David L. Boren College of International Studies is bringing back our annual publication, Compass: International Profile, after a two-year hiatus. In this issue, we reflect on the challenges the college has faced during this unprecedented past year, sharing stories from students, faculty, staff and alumni in all three areas of our college: International & Area Studies, International Student Services, and Education Abroad. The "pandemic stories" herein reflect the undeniable hardship inflicted by the pandemic, but also its silver linings: things we have learned, ways we have grown, and our renewed focus for our future as the University of Oklahoma's center for global engagement. Read, download and share below!

CIS International Student Pandemic Fund

Since the pandemic developed last spring, many international students have continued to endure significant stress and hardship attempting to return to their home countries, cover the cost of rent and food and continue their studies. Please help us assist our international community and give today!
Give to the International Student Pandemic Fund Today!

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For college updates, a news round-up and more, read the latest installment of our CIS Newsletter

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