by Sara Jayne Steen, President
Welcome to Global PSU, a quarterly newsletter for faculty and staff about Plymouth State’s internationalization efforts here on campus and across the world. As you read through this first issue, you will learn how these efforts contribute to our mission of preparing all PSU students to thrive in the global environment. Diversity and a global experience are elements of a transformative student education, graduate and undergraduate, one that at PSU includes international opportunities and services, new initiatives addressing student needs, and a Center for Global Engagement and a Global Education Office. In this issue you will view the student experience through the lenses of faculty and students, some with wonderful video. Perspectives vary, from international students from South America and Asia who are attending classes on PSU’s residential campus to Plymouth State students who are studying abroad in Italy. Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Jim Hundrieser reports on recruitment strategies that are building on PSU’s internationalization initiative and extending PSU to Sweden and China. I hope through this issue and subsequent issues you will become informed about how international efforts fit with Plymouth State’s commitment to student success, to our offering a vibrant experience both here at Plymouth and beyond.