JWU’s international students strengthen our global bonds
Across the four campuses, Johnson & Wales University welcomed more than 1,000 international students representing 89 nations to our educational communities in September. They come as visitors from halfway around the world, bringing their languages, experiences and diverse cultural perspectives to a common dialog.The increasingly global nature of business demands that we all be citizens of the world. Our international students bring their knowledge of that world to our doors.“We live being global in ways other institutions talk about being global and there’s a world of difference between those two things,” says Provost Designate Veera Gaul ’90 M.S. “Being globally minded is embedded in everything we do.”Our students study through cooperative education at more than 50 international sites. JWU has formal agreements for transfer of credits with 50 international institutions. Each year more than 450 students take part in one of 28 Study Abroad programs. Our faculty hails from many countries and travel extensively. In every classroom, our international students articulate their diverse points of view to enrich the experiences of us all. Their numbers speak to the breadth of the conversation.
Top 10 Countries Represented by Our International Students: People’s Republic of China, South Korea, India, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Nepal, Turkey, Thailand, Sweden, Russia and Vietnam