Why GVSU Is Putting Weight In Teaching International Perspectives

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Grand Valley State University has long strived to prepare students to live and work in a global world, but a new initiative aims to answer just how good a job it’s doing.

The university this fall is launching a study to determine how well it’s infusing an international perspective into everything from curriculum and student life to the makeup of faculty and staff.

The results could help guide GVSU’s international emphasis, said Mark Schaub, chief international officer of GVSU’s Padnos International Center.

“Our mission is to prepare students to shape their societies,” Schaub said. “You can only do that if you’re prepared to do things in a … international context.”

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