International Education Council


The International Education Council (IEC) strives to build upon the University's mission to develop a comprehensive international ethos throughout Gonzaga. The IEC promotes a Global Gonzaga by fostering the internationalization of curricula and encouraging international experiences among faculty, staff, and students.


The IEC serves as an advisory body to the Associate Provost for Global Engagement.The Council shall:

  • Review and recommend candidates for any Global Engagement Faculty Development funds.
  • Review and evaluate plans that promote international experiences for faculty including research, teaching, and/or service.
  • Review and evaluate plans for short-term summer study-abroad. Develop outcomes and assessment measures/tools for these programs.
  • Make recommendations to appropriate administrative offices and other academic councils for approval.
  • Receive periodic reports from the Center for Global Engagement and/or other offices and render any advice considered appropriate.
  • Promote international education by attending and sponsoring international events and activities, and also by urging faculty, students, staff, and the administration to attend and sponsor international events and activities.
  • Develop a strategic international plan for the University and the assessment plan.

Current Opportunities and Events

Global Engagement Faculty Development Fund

  • 2023-2024 Round 2: Now open, due September 25, 2023 - click link in right-hand margin
  • Global Engagement Lecture Series - March 6, 2023 - 12pm Jepson 120 (Hogan Classroom)
    • Dr. Jason Gillmer - Litigating Slavery's Reach (Portugal) - School of Law
    • Dr. Timothy Olsen - Digital Platform Work Opportunities for the Marginalized (Malaysia) - School of Business Administration
    • Dr. Paul Romanowich - US/Japanese Faculty Mobility (Japan) - College of Arts and Sciences
    • Leslie Stamoolis - Natural Dyes with Global Experts (Canada) - College of Arts and Sciences



Visiting Scholars on Campus

  • 2023-2024
    • Jareason Fabre - Fulbright US Dept of Statement Foreign Language Teacher - Filipino/Tagalog. Mentored by Dr. Semple
  • 2022-2023
    • Khurshid Botirov - American Council for International Education - Faculty Enrichment Program. Mentored by Dr. Upendra Acharya, School of Law
    • Dr. Maico Aperocho - Fulbright US Dept of State Foreign Language Teacher - Filipino/Tagalog. Mentored by Dr. Christina Isabelli, Modern Languages and Literature, College of Arts and Sciences

International Partnerships

  • Mukogawa Women's University/Gonzaga University Faculty Exchange - start date Fall 2024
  • ERASMUS+/Western University of Timisoara, Romania. Submitted by Dr. Adrian Popa, School of Leadership Studies
  • COIL Sophia/Ochanomizu/Shizuoka Universities, Japan. Submitted by Dr. Sherri Lynch, School of Leadership Studies
  • COIL Sophia, Japan - German. Submitted by Senior Lecturer, Ute Perz, College of Arts and Sciences

Multicultural Support Task Force

  • Group of faculty/staff that have substantial training/teaching/research in teaching international students in the US (Jennifer Akins, Mirjeta Beqiri, Ashley Davis, Heidi Doolittle, James Hunter, Christina Isabelli, Jennie Sevedge)
  • Goal: Learn about faculty needs and create support service for faculty
  • Listening Session held on January 23, 2023
  • Teaching workshop: March 6, 2023, Hemmingson Jundt Lounge 3-4:30pm

Membership 2023-2024

  • Dr. Christina Isabelli, Chair & Associate Provost for Global Engagement
  • Dr. Upendra Acharya, School of Law
  • Dr. Josh Armstrong, School of Leadership Studies
  • Dr. Anjali Barretto, School of Education
  • Dr. Mirjeta Beqiri, School of Business Administration
  • Dr. Gloria Chien, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Ashley Davis, Director, International Student and Scholar Services
  • Julie Derzay, School of Nursing and Human Physiology
  • Dr. Jennifer Fountain, Office of Student Affairs
  • Dr. Robin Kelley, Office of Inclusive Excellence
  • Dr. Vinai Norasakkunkit, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Ann Price, Budget and Personnel Office, Center for Global Engagement
  • Dr. Moira Rogers, Director, Study Abroad Office
  • Amy Schmidt, Center for Global Engagement Program Assistant
  • Dr. Meirong Zhang, School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Carolina Gutiérrez Rodríguez ('26), Research Assistant Work Study
  • TBD, Office of Mission and Ministry