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Global Engagement

International Partners

Shepherd University continually seeks strategic partnerships that enhance its network supporting its international education initiatives. At this page are tabs and links to the University’s key partners.

Fulbright Scholar Programs (US scholars, visiting scholars, and institutional)

Fulbright US Student Program (study, research and English Teaching Assistant Program)

Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminars (France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, and UK

Institutional Partners (universities for exchange and collaboration. Study Abroad information click here.)

IREX (undergraduate programs for Pakistani and Tunisian students).

Education USA advisors network

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International WV

Click Here to see West Virginia’s engagement toward International Students

Institutional Partners

Shepherd University is assembling a select group of strategic partners who support one another in student and faculty exchange, developing joint and dual degree programs, teaching and research collaboration, and in arranging special programming. In addition, these partners serve as portals into their surrounding regions, offering enhanced opportunities for students and faculty to pursue their academic interests and goals.

Partners for General Collaboration and Exchange (* for separate student exchange)

Exploratory, Articulation and Dual Admission Agreements, Joint and Dual Degree Programs (in development)


Shepherd University is partners with a select group of agencies who specialize in the recruitment of international students.

Advisory Councils and Committees

Shepherd University has several groups that guide and support the University’s global engagement.

The Internationalization Advisory Council serves as the senior-level board overseeing the implementation of the goals and objectives outlined in the University’s Strategic Plan for Internationalization (2012-22). It also serves as the primary advisory body to the Director, International Initiatives. Members are appointed by the Provost. Current Chair is Dean Ann Marie Legreid. The records of the Council’s meetings are archived in Sakai.

Regional Strategy Committees are established for Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania, the Middle East, and the Americas. Specializing in a geographic region, each committee provides expert advice on Shepherd University’s strategic plan for academic engagement within that region. Committees meet periodically within the academic year and the respective chairs sit on the Internationalization Advisory Council.

Global Studies Advisory Council serves as an advisory group to the Director of the Global Studies Bachelor of Arts degree program, Dr. Aart Holtslag, Department of Political Science, Global Studies, and Geography.  The board reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the degree program itself, with representatives from across the Shepherd campus, i.e., History (Dr. Sally Brasher), Modern Languages (Dr. Denis Berenschot), Chemistry (Dr. JacLyn Cole), Political Science, Global Studies, and Geography (Dr. Ann Marie Legreid), and Dr. Samuel Greene (Study Abroad Director; Political Science, Global Studies, and Geography).