SHSU GEC Mission Statement

The Global Engagement Center fosters a campus culture that embraces intercultural engagement by providing exemplary services to our campus community. Our guiding principle is to “Put Students First”. We lead and support campus initiatives that give students the opportunity to become global citizens prepared for the opportunities that they will face in the 21st century. Our GEC team works together to help both domestic and international students achieve their academic and professional goals.

We are the international gateway at Sam Houston State University. There are six areas of service under the office but we also work with colleges and departments to promote and highlight all international efforts and initiatives across campus. Our purpose is to facilitate, encourage and initiate the process of internationalizing SHSU. The areas of service directly under the office include:

  • Study Abroad
  • International Student and Scholar Services
  • International Student Admissions
  • International Agreements
  • Globalizing the Curriculum