About OIED

The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) was established in June 2003. Throughout the office’s tenure on campus, it has welcomed over 5,000 international students and scholars and sent thousands of students abroad.

 

What We're All About

The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) was established in June 2003. Throughout the office’s tenure on campus, it has welcomed over 5,000 international students and scholars and sent thousands of students abroad. The mission of OIED is to foster campus internationalization and raise awareness of the value of international education, inclusion, and intercultural diversity. We serve students, faculty, staff, and the community with the goal of creating leaders who possess the skills necessary to function in a globally interconnected world.

To further our commitment to internationalization, we provide international educational opportunities that enable Rattlers to develop their cross-cultural competencies by becoming knowledgeable of world affairs, developing regional expertise relevant to their specific fields of study, and to become proficient in one or more foreign languages. We work closely with academic departments to move forward the internationalization agenda at FAMU as outlined in the University’s Strategic Priorities.

 

OIED Strategic Priorities

The Office of International Education and Development contributes to Florida A&M University following Strategic Priorities:

Student success. We will increase student success and improve the overall student experience by enhancing academic support services, strengthening our academic degree programs, enhancing our living-learning environment, and promoting innovative co-curricular activities.

Pathway 3: Enrolling more college-ready and honors students in high-demand degree programs at the undergraduate level. *Through the recruitment of high achieving and academically strong international students.*

Pathway 5: Developing international partnerships and MOUs to create additional opportunities for international students to enroll in our undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs.

 

OIED collaborates with Colleges and Schools to provide a comprehensive international education program that will enhance the University's relevance in the international higher education community. We also encourage faculty, staff, and students to broaden their global engagement by participating in the programs we offer. The higher education community has discovered that graduates with cross-cultural understanding, regional cultural expertise, and language competencies bring unique and beneficial skills to potential employers with international components.

Not only does OIED provide opportunities for students through exchange and third party partnerships, we have a long-standing affiliation with the U.S. Department of State. We work closely with the Diplomat-in-Residence, a senior level diplomat who promotes both foreign and civil services career preparation for jobs with the Department of State. Working with the Diplomat-in-Residence provides Rattlers who are interested in larger scale government participation and reform the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge and experience.


 

Our Office | OIED's experienced, professional staff works with students, faculty, and administrators in OIED’s four distinct units:

OIED Staff

  • Administration
    Dr. William T. Hyndman II, Ed.D.
    Assistant Vice President International
    Education & Development
    Direct: (850) 561-2275
    Fax: (850) 561-2520
    william.hyndman@famu.edu

  • Administration

    Cedrita Demus
    Coordinator, Administrative Services
    Main Office: (850) 599-3295, Direct: (850) 561-2589
    Fax: (850) 561-2520
    cedrita.demus@famu.edu

  • International Student Services
    Agnes Coppin
    Director, International Students &
    Scholars Services, PDS0/RO
    Direct: (850) 599-3568
    Fax: (850) 561-2520
    agnes.coppin@famu.edu

  • International Student Services

    Diana Garner
    Coordinator, Academic Programs for International Students
    & Scholars Services, DSO/ARO
    Direct: (850) 561-2585
    Fax: (850) 561-2520
    diana.garner@famu.edu

  • Education Abroad
    Emily Maurer
    Coordinator, Education Abroad
    Direct: (850) 561-2504
    Fax: (850) 561-2520
    studyabroad@famu.edu

  • Education Abroad
    Emily Maurer
    Coordinator, Research Programs
    Direct: (850) 412-7077 
    Fax: (850) 561-2520
    emily.maurer@famu.edu

  • National Student Exchange

    Cedrita Demus
    Coordinator, National Student Exchange
    Office: (850) 599-3295
    Direct: (850) 561-2589
    Fax: (850) 561-2520
    cedrita.demus@famu.edu

  • International Student Recruitment & Admissions
    Rana Ibrahim
    Coordinator, International Admissions & Student Services
    Direct: (850) 599-3562
    Fax: (850) 561-2520

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