About Global Engagement

Where We Are

Clemson University’s global presence is shaped by hosting international students, scholars and faculty, sending faculty and students abroad, and by partnering with institutions in other regions and countries. These global activities take Clemson University into communities, institutions and even homes around the globe. Explore our global presence by country in the Clemson University Global Activity Database. This searchable database is constantly growing as we work to include information regarding all international activities including degrees held by faculty and graduate students from overseas institutions, research projects, international partnerships and global programs.

Please contact Becky Cibulskis if you are interested to establish a user profile within the CU Global Activity Database.

What We Do

Mission and Goals

The mission of the Office of Global Engagement is to coordinate and articulate global initiatives, programs and services that help prepare students for careers in the new economy, increase the university’s competitiveness in the international research arena, and challenge students to think deeply about current issues within a global context.

Through key global partnerships and other initiatives, our goals are to:

  • Continue steadily increasing the number of students involved in international study, internships, service learning, and research.
  • Recruit and retain promising students and faculty from around the United States and the world to study and teach at Clemson.
  • Ensure the development of an internationally competitive and globally aware work force.
  • Promote diversity and global awareness.
  • Support international research and economic development.

We welcome your comments, suggestions and support as we work to carry out our mission and meet these goals along with the entire Clemson campus community. Please contact us if you have comments or suggestions or if we can be of service.

Facts and Figures

Please see the PDFs for an overview of International Enrollment and Study Abroad statistics at Clemson University.

International Students and Scholars

Study Abroad

July 2014 OGE Snapshot

Internationalization Inventory

In September 2013, Clemson University, along with 10 other colleges and universities, was named to the American Council on Education (ACE)'s 11th Internationalization Laboratory Cohort. For this, Interim Provost Nadim Aziz appointed an Internationalization Task Force co-chaired by Vice Provost for Global Engagement, Sharon Nagy, and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Akel Kahera. The primary charge of the Internationalization Task Force is to review current international activities and make recommendations to enhance Clemson University's abilities to prepare students for careers in the new global economy and to increase the number and quality of global engagement opportunities for students and faculty.

The Internationalization Task Force is working to inventory global activities at the university and invite you to add any initiatives, projects or progress. By sharing your international activity with the ITF, we can provide a thorough inventory of the current global climate as we develop a strategic plan for the future.

Current Inventories

College Inventories

College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

College of Business and Behavioral Sciences

College of Engineering and Sciences

College of Health, Education and Human Development

Eugene T. Moore School of Education

Courses with Global Learning Content

Faculty who have recieved major international awards for collaborative research

Who We Are

Office of the Vice Provost of Global Engagement

The Office of the Vice Provost of Global Engagement reports directly to the Provost for Academic Affairs. We support overall campus internationalization as well as global activities and relationships through the provision of operational and administrative support. We work with Clemson faculty and staff across the colleges and departments to develop strategic global initiatives.

Dr. Sharon Nagy comes to her role as Vice Provost through a myriad of international and higher education experiences. She earned a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in International Political Economy from the University of California at Berkeley. In both courses of study, her regional focus was the Middle East and North Africa, a region in which she has lived for approximately 12 years. With ethnographic research activities supported by Fulbright, Social Science Research Council, Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, Dr. Nagy’s ethnographic research on urbanization and migration in the Arabian Gulf States of Qatar and Bahrain is recognized as pioneering in the field. She has taught at universities in Egypt and Bahrain, and led numerous study abroad/field studies to Morocco, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Nagy’s current activities engage her in the development and implementation of international education activities.

Gloria Freeman serves as the vice provost's executive assistant. In this capacity, she coordinates plans for international and domestic activities, facilitates the OGE’s communication and collaboration with other campus units, and performs all administrative tasks for the daily business operation of the division and the support of student payroll, departmental HR actions and budget. Additionally, Gloria serves as recording secretary for the various committees, as well as plans and coordinates travel and accommodations for international and domestic visitors. During her 26 years at Clemson University, Gloria has worked in a number of different capacities, and has served as a representative to the Staff Senate, Policy and Welfare committee, and the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). She has been with the Office of Global Engagement since its founding in 2007; and, in that capacity has participated in some of the university programs overseas, traveling to Belgium, France, Italy, Puerto Rico, and Canada for work and professional development.

Global Parternships & Initiatives

Global Partnerships & Initiatives connects Clemson University in partnership and collaboration with institutions, corporations and organizations from all over the globe. The office works to enhance the University’s global engagement through the development of activities, programs, exchanges and events that foster global awareness, knowledge and understanding among faculty, staff, and students.

Didier Rousselière brings to Clemson University 25 years of experience in international engagement and a varied background in education, business, diplomacy and higher education. Some of his past leadership roles include Education Attaché with an Embassy, Chief of Staff to a Commissioner of education, Executive Director of an international non-profit, Director of an international business incubation program and Director of Global Partnerships at the University of South Florida Polytechnic. A native of Southern France, he graduated from the University of provence, where he was trained as a second language acquisition specialist. He has taught in 4 different countries, including Honors College level students in prestigious « Classes Préparatoires » and publics of adult business professionals and K-12 teachers. He also spent a year as a Fellow at the International Center for Pedagogical Studies (CIEP). His experience with global engagement extends from the management of student mobility programs and the implementation of study abroad programs to the development of inter institutional agreements, government relations, city to city and region to region partnerships and international economic development programs. His academic work in the field of international engagement has been recognized with the award of the title of Knight, then Officer in the French order of the Academic Palms. His recent work focused on innovation and leveraging global partnerships to produce research and economic development outcomes.

International Services

International Services provides immigration and visa services to the international student and scholar populations from over 125 countries and provides programming to foster the cultural and academic integration of our international students and visitors.

Tina Rousselot de Saint Céran is the Acting Director of the Office of International Services at Clemson University overseeing the F and J student and scholar advising and support processes. Ms. Rousselot deSaint Céran serves as a national trainer on international student and scholar immigration issues with the NAFSA Trainer Corps and is 2014 South Carolina State Representative for international student and scholar services. Ms. Rousselot de Saint Céran has lived, worked, and studied in four continents and earned her B.A. in Spanish at Austin Peay State University, Tennessee in 2006. Ms. Rousselot has served as the PI for multiple diversity grants and enjoys creating opportunities for international and U.S. students and scholars to connect and dialogue on important issues. In her free time, Ms. Rousselot de Saint Céran enjoys reading, music, culinary arts, and spending quality time with her family.

Phyllis Lawless is the Administrative Assistant for the Office of International Services at Clemson University and serves as the first point of contact for F and J international students and scholars with questions about processes and procedures. Ms. Lawless began working at Clemson University in 2009. Ms. Lawless enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her husband during her free time.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad provides operational support to student engagement programs outside of the US, working with faculty to develop opportunities for overseas programs and helping to find programs appropriate to their academic and career goals.

Dr. Uttiyo Raychaudhuri joined Clemson in March 2013 to lead the Office of Study Abroad. Raychaudhuri has been working to expand the global engagement opportunities for students and to provide administrative support to colleges and departments as they expand their international programs. Previously Dr. Raychaudhuri was at the University of Georgia where he was the associate director of Global Programs in the Sustainability Office. Raychaudhuri earned a Ph.D. in forestry and natural resources from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in education from University of Georgia, with earlier experience in environmentally intelligent design and architecture. Throughout his varied career, he has actively promoted the cause of inter-cultural competence and environmental stewardships. A native of India, Raychaudhuri lives in Anderson, SC with his wife and two children.

Jessica Mussro is the administrative/program assistant for Clemson Study Abroad. She manages Clemson’s application process, performs initial advising, and coordinates course transferal. Jessica earned her undergraduate degree in international development in 2010; she has lived and studied in the Middle East and it remains her region of interest for study abroad, research, and current events.

Meredith Fant Wilson is a Study Abroad Advisor at Clemson University. In her current role, she advises students throughout the study abroad process, from the initial exploration of opportunities abroad through re-entry upon students’ return to campus. Before coming to Clemson in 2007, Meredith worked as the Public Relations Manager for Discover Upcountry Carolina, a non-profit destination marketing organization. Meredith holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, M.Ed. in Counselor Education, and a BS in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management from Clemson University. In her free time, Meredith enjoys traveling, shopping, gardening, and cooking.

Laura Braun is a Study Abroad Advisor at Clemson University. In her current role, she advises students throughout the study abroad process, from the initial exploration of opportunities abroad through re-entry upon students’ return to campus. Before coming to Clemson in 2011, Laura was an Education Abroad Advisor at the University of Kentucky. Laura is an active member of NAFSA and serves as the Communications Chair for the South Carolina Association of International Educators. She holds a M.A. in Education from the University of Kentucky and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Furman University. She enjoys swimming, cooking, traveling, and playing with her dog, Terra.