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Vice President Anthony (Bud) Rock establishes Center for Global Education Services


September 20, 2007

Arizona State University’s Office of the Vice President for Global Engagement, under the direction of Vice President Anthony (Bud) Rock, has taken steps to further enhance ASU’s student mobility effort by restructuring the International Programs Office and the Summer and Winter Study Abroad program to fall under one banner entitled, Center for Global Education Services (CGES).

By merging these two units responsible for student mobility, Vice President Rock aims to give ASU students a global perspective in their educational experience and ensure that faculty and students are afforded the broadest opportunities possible to engage the international community.

“Bringing the two units under one name better reflects the wide scope of learning opportunities and services we offer to students who are seeking study abroad programs,” says Rock.

“Our programs help ASU students live and learn in cultures and countries throughout the world while earning course credit through our many study abroad, internship and exchange options,” Rock explains. “And many of these programs have no foreign language requirement.”

The CGES unit is located in ASU’s Tempe Center, on the southeast corner of University and Mill. CGES currently offers 280 national and international programs in more than 50 countries around the world. It is co-located with a U.S. Passport and Immigration Services Office that serves both the local and ASU communities. CGES is planning an open house to be held in spring 2008.

Study abroad programs are available during the summer, fall, winter, spring or full academic year. Interested students should call 480-965-5965. Or click www.asu.edu/global. Or come visit the Center for Global Education Services at Tempe Center, 951 S. Mill Avenue, Suite 198, Tempe, AZ 85287.

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The Office of the Vice President for Global Engagement leads ASU in advancing globally by establishing and maintaining strong relationships, supporting globally-focused programs of study, research and student mobility, and creating international strategic partnerships with key institutions around the world. For more information, visit www.asu.edu/global