“Tools for the global citizen”


Our mission is to promote the diversity of world cultures and languages by providing innovative interdisciplinary learning opportunities.


  • Develop inter-cultural communication competency.

  • Develop critical insights into the nature of language and culture.

  • Nurture diverse heritages.

  • Engage in interdisciplinary learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom.

  • Strengthen national and international collaborations with educational, public, and corporate partners.

  • Outreach to campus and Oregon communities and beyond. 

  • Promote global consciousness and participate more fully in the global community.


  • Improve skills to communicate interculturally in order to devise and exchange ideas clearly and effectively.
  • Acquire knowledge and critical appreciation of the diversity of human cultural and social experiences.