Welcome to the Office of International Initiatives (OII) at Georgia State University. OII leads international initiatives at Georgia State by creating a campus culture that builds interdisciplinary synergies and expands global opportunities where faculty, staff, students, and our Atlanta-area colleagues can collaborate, innovate, and form engaged partnerships with far-reaching impact.
A major goal of the University’s Strategic Plan is to achieve a distinctive global profile for Georgia State by advancing the international dimension of its historic mission of teaching, research, and community outreach.
OII is the “chief champion” for achieving this goal: we are responsible for the strategic integration and coordination of the University’s international initiatives, partnerships, grants, program development and management, events and activities, and study abroad programs.
As part of this responsibility, we will lead the formation of a global consortium of universities, expand interdisciplinary faculty teams and focus on leveraging faculty research strengths on issues facing emerging nations. We also are supporting the important work of the five faculty task forces on Brazil, China, Korea, South Africa, and Turkey. In addition, we established the university’s International Center in 2015, which serves as the nucleus for international activities on campus and supports creation of programs and services that enhance the global competency of our students, faculty, staff and Atlanta community.
Achieving these goals will require strategic collaboration and cooperation between our office and the faculty and staff from all colleges and administrative units. We also will continue to be major advocates for increased support and the necessary resource allocation for international faculty initiatives and partnerships and increased student engagement.
Visit this website often to follow our progress and to take advantage of the various international education opportunities and services we offer.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 404-413-2530 to offer your input, feedback, and suggestions to help us achieve the University’s strategic internationalization goal.
Dr. Volkan Topalli
Acting Associate Provost for International Initiatives
Biography of Dr. Volkan Topalli