Center for Global Engagement

Bringing the World to Baylor. Sending Baylor to the World.

The Center for Global Engagement seeks to coordinate and facilitate the efforts of individuals and groups throughout the campus to transform the world through international travel, research, and study, through the development of greater cultural competency and understanding, and through support for an increasingly diverse campus community.

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Apr. 30, 2024
Baylor Receives IIE American Passport Project Grant to Support Underrepresented Students to Study Abroad

Baylor University has been selected by the Institute of International Education (IIE) to receive an IIE American Passport Project grant that will enable up to 25 Baylor students to obtain their first U.S. passport and open the pathway to study abroad.

Apr. 25, 2024
Debra Wainscott creates ‘safe space’ for international students as academic support specialist

With almost 25 years of experience in international education, Debra Wainscott has found her calling as an international student academic support specialist.

Wainscott taught English in China for several years before coming to Baylor, where she began working as a lecturer for the Global Gateway Program in January 2019.

Wainscott said she started to notice that students who finished the Global Gateway Program still needed academic support after they were fully enrolled at Baylor. As a result, the International Student Academic Support Office was created in partnership with the Center for Academic Success and Engagement, with Wainscott as the main point of contact.

Apr. 22, 2024
Equipping global leaders: Certificate in Global Engagement helps students develop cultural competence

Currently entering its fifth year, the Certificate in Global Engagement is giving over 400 students an official outlet to explore multicultural opportunities and become globally focused.

Raphael Abayateye, assistant director for global engagement, described the program as a way to develop “global leaders” and “cultural humility and competence.”

“[The certificate gives] opportunities that would help students interact with other cultures and other people who just have a different way of doing things and perspectives different from them,” Abayateye said.

The certificate has three requirements: intercultural events, global courses and practical involvement, and international experience.

Apr. 15, 2024
Global Gateway Program creates ‘soft landing’ for international students

Baylor is home to students from all around the world, and the Global Gateway Program is designed to support those for whom English is a second language.

Dr. Cornell Menking, director of the Global Gateway Program, has been with the program since its inception over five years ago. He said it was started in partnership with Study Group to “create a pipeline for international students.”