About Us
  • Mission and Purpose

    • Contribute to the internationalization of Auburn University by informing students, parents, and other stakeholders of the wide variety of international opportunities including but not limited to faculty-led, exchange, internship, research, and service-learning programs.
    • Provide business and logistics coordination for the development and implementation of study abroad programs for all colleges and departments at Auburn University.
    • Assist in the enrollment and effective preparation of faculty and students traveling abroad.
    • Serve as a resource for health and safety of faculty, staff, and students traveling abroad.
  • Core Values

    • Commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students that is based on open communication, mutual respect, and personal growth.
    • Dedication to the effective preparation of well-informed travelers.
    • Participation in international programs facilitates student retention and student development, allowing students to:
      • Exercise critical thinking and diligence by planning for and completing an international experience.
      • Become world citizens who exhibit intercultural understanding and an openness to new ideas.
      • Developing skills that enhance career preparedness.

Auburn Abroad | Office of International Programs
243 Foy Hall | Auburn University | Alabama | 36849
334.844.5001 | auab@auburn.edu

  • Inclusion and Diversity

    • Experiencing diversity enriches cultural awareness, enhances critical thinking, and improves interpersonal interaction. We aspire to create a safe office environment where all individuals feel welcome and respected.
    • Every individual possesses a unique set of identities, and Auburn Abroad strives to provide international opportunities that meet the needs of all students regardless of basis of race, color, sex (which includes sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), age, religion, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
    • Proposed updates to current programming:
      • Review electronic and print materials as well as office environment to overcome existing barriers or biases in order to exemplify an inclusive culture within study abroad.
      • Work with faculty directors and administration to develop inclusive study abroad programs, review outreach practices, and recommend adjustments to enhance student access.
      • Partner with the Multicultural Center to provide advising on location. Activities will include one-on-one advising, Study Abroad 101 sessions, guest speakers, financial resources workshops, and more.
      • Actively seek study abroad outreach opportunities to traditionally underrepresented groups and individuals.
      • Co-sponsor campus organization events supporting diversity and multicultural awareness.


Last Updated: April 27, 2021