“Vision: Georgia Tech’s international initiatives will embody its motto of Progress and Service, empowering students and faculty to provide solutions to global challenges. These activities will instill in our students the conviction, social courage, and intercultural sensitivity needed to collaborate across geopolitical, cultural, and linguistic boundaries to become effective leaders."
When I see the incredible transformation that occurs in our students as they combine their rigorous education with a cultural experience, living abroad, making lasting international friendships, or challenging themselves with internships or research in a truly global environment, I know that we are indeed preparing our students for the future. These experiences enable our students to build confidence and develop leadership qualities that will last a lifetime. We are fortunate to be part of a university where global engagement permeates our culture, whether it is to enhance learning experiences, build research collaborations, or promote economic development. Knowledge creation and dissemination have no borders. In fact, by embracing global engagement and harnessing the incredible support of our alumni abroad, we can together literally push the boundaries, solve global challenges, and make this world a better place.
Yves Berthelot, Vice-Provost for International Initiatives
And Steven A. Denning Chair for Global Engagement