Global Engagement serves the Great Commission focus of University of Mobile. We coordinate with academic and service areas of the University to engage with our international students. We also provide oversight for the University’s global service initiatives, study & semester abroad programs, international academic exchanges, and partnerships with the international community in the Gulf Coast region. All programs through this office bear in mind that we are a Christ-centered academic community to transform the world.
Philosophy of Global Engagement
In keeping with the University’s philosophy statement, Global Engagement is committed to provide students the opportunity to develop their professional, academic, spiritual, and cultural competencies through global engagement at home and abroad. We firmly believe that global education and global experience provide greater opportunities for global employment.
Mission of Global Engagement
In accordance with the University’s mission statement, we provide opportunities by which students may develop and renew their minds through intellectual, cultural, and spiritual training, as well as prepare themselves to work and serve others locally and globally.
Requirements for Global Engagement Programs
Students intending to travel abroad or study abroad through one of our programs must apply and be pre-approved, receive Global Engagement training prior to the experience, and participate in a debrief interview following the experience. Students must also agree to adhere to all published policies & procedures for UM programs.
Financial Aid Information regarding Global Engagement Programs
Aid available to eligible Global Engagement participants includes the Pell Grant, the Federal Subsidized Loan, and the Federal Unsubsidized Loan. Veterans’ benefits and the Alabama State Grant are also available for those who qualify. Additional financial aid may be available from outside sources.