IX. Centre for International Programs
In keeping with the mission statement of the University of Guelph, the Centre for International Programs promotes and supports all international activities at the university.
The Centre encourages the development of global awareness in academic offerings, helps to initiate exchange and study abroad opportunities for graduate students, promotes partnerships with universities and research institutions around the world, encourages research on international issues and helps to identify international research and consulting opportunities for faculty and graduate students.
As a focal point for the university's international negotiations and contractual arrangements, the Centre is a major link with external funding agencies, NGO's, government departments, private sector firms, multilateral institutions, and community groups. The Centre assists faculty members to identify funding and initiate development cooperation projects.
Given the amount of information flow relevant to the university's international mission, the Centre is an information "switchboard" to and from all corners of the campus.
The Centre has an extensive InfoCentre with information on work, study and volunteer opportunities overseas. Application forms for University of Guelph exchange programs are available from the InfoCentre. CIP also provides pre-departure preparation to students going abroad.
The Centre is also home to the International Student Advisor and provides support for the living and learning needs of international and exchange students attending the University of Guelph.
The Centre co-ordinates the programs of international visitors to campus, organizes meetings of special international interest groups, and consults extensively with individual students and faculty.
For more information, call the Centre at (519) 824-4120, Extension 56904. The fax number is (519) 767-0756; e-mail CIP@uoguelph.ca