Welcome to the website of the Office of International Education and Development at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University's (FAMU). The U.S. economy has become global and interdependent. Indeed, we are now living in a global village. It is readily apparent today that U.S. national security interest are best maintained by the extent of our economic power, international competitiveness, and the "soft-power." Of critical importance in this global village is tolerance and cross-cultural understanding.
FAMU has a significant role to play in providing students with opportunities that will enable them to compete successfully in the current global marketplace. In this global environment, students with cross-cultural competencies will be more successful in the job market. Faculty and staff play a critical role in developing students' cross-cultural competencies. However, in order for faculty/staff to effectively assist students, they also must be afforded opportunities to develop their knowledge of other cultures. The Office of International Education and Development is committed to working with students, faculty, and staff to move forward the internationalization agenda at FAMU.
As educators, we must do everything possible to enable our students to develop their cross-cultural competencies. The Office of International Education and Development is working with all units of the university to facilitate the process through which this can occur. We are prepared to meet the challenge of internationalizing our campus. Our goal is to make FAMU a premier institution in the international arena. This site will help you to access various services that we provide to meet this goal.