The CII Summer Meeting convenes senior international officers and international ag directors from the North American region to present, analyze, and discuss relevant aspects on internationalization, as well as to develop strategic initiatives for higher education institutions to overcome the current challenges in this dynamic world. Each year, a theme relevant to the interests of our SIOs is chosen as a guiding framework for sessions at the Meeting.
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As Montana’s land-grant university, Montana State University seeks to integrate education, the creation of knowledge and community service to transform lives and communities in the people's interest.
A commitment to hands-on learning and a low student-to-faculty ratio empowers students to work alongside world-class mentors as they prepare for success in their careers and further education. This supportive and collaborative environment helps students compete for national and international scholarships and awards. In fact, MSU is a national leader in Goldwater scholarship recipients, and its students have also received prestigious awards, including the Newman Civic Fellowship and the Rhodes, Truman and Udall scholarships. MSU is recognized for its research excellence and is among the top 3% of colleges and universities in the nation for research expenditures, which exceed $100 million annually. Top research departments include immunology, chemistry and biochemistry, transportation, physics, and land resources and environmental sciences. And the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies MSU as one of only 131 universities in the nation (out of more than 5,300) that maintain “very high research activity.”
Of those 131 institutions, only 69 have “significant commitment to community engagement,” and of those 69, Montana State is the only college or university with a Carnegie enrollment profile of “very high undergraduate.” This means MSU undergraduates have unique access to cutting-edge research and creative opportunities and to an engaging educational experience that fully integrates learning, discovery and service. Students, faculty and staff work closely with communities to exchange and apply knowledge and resources that improve the world. MSU has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to teaching that encourages volunteer service. In addition, students participate in many local, national and international service-learning projects that let them apply their education while strengthening communities.
Montana State University is located in Bozeman, a small town with big energy. Best known for outdoor recreation, Bozeman also has the cultural amenities of a much larger city, including concert venues, a symphony and theater, opera and ballet companies, as well as many locally-owned shops, restaurants and galleries that make its downtown vibrant. The skiing, hiking, camping, biking and climbing options are endless in the five mountain ranges that surround the city; and the nearby Gallatin, Madison and Yellowstone rivers offer world-class fishing. And with nearly two million acres of surrounding wilderness and Yellowstone National Park just 90 miles away, the opportunities for outdoor exploration abound.Find out more at www.montana.edu.
Interested in having your member institution host a future CII Summer Meeting? Review the Principles of Site Selection and Hosting Information FAQs and contact the Associate Vice-President for International Programs, Anne-Claire Hervy with an expression of interest.