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Global Partnerships and Initiatives

With existing partnerships in over 60 countries, OGE provides administrative support in establishing and maintaining international exchange agreements and other international partnerships that fulfill the strategic educational, research, economic, and public service goals of Clemson University.

Existing Partners, Initiatives, and Global Presence

Clemson University’s current international agreements largely fall into the following three types of agreements:

  1. Memoranda of Understanding which indicate a general interest in collaboration within often still undetermined areas of activity. Such MOU usually precede a more detailed exchange or activity agreement.
  2. Student Exchange Agreements in which two or more institutions agree to a reciprocal exchange of students for semester or year-long study.
  3. Activity Agreements that articulate the details of specific areas and activities of collaboration among the parties. These include articulation agreements that allow students to complete a program of study at Clemson that they began elsewhere; agreements to host visiting scholars and/or interns; faculty exchanges; agreements to offer training/degree programs abroad; and, many other possibilities.

Global Partnerships and Initiatives maintains a database of the university’s international agreements and manages the process of administrative review of these agreements. We welcome you to view all of our existing international partnerships at the Clemson University Global Activity Database.

Initiating a New Partnership

When considering or developing a new global partnership or initiative, the Office of Global Engagement will be able to assist you to develop a plan for establishing the partnership, a business plan for the initiative, and to work through the process of internal review and approvals. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness also provides information about university policies for academic collaboration.

Please find further details on developing a new partnership here and reach out to the correct contact by visiting our Global Operations Network.

Dowloadable Forms and Templates:

General MOU, MOU English-German, MOU English-Spanish, MOU English-French

International Partnership Agreement Approval Form

Manage Existing Partnership

The management of global initiatives and partnerships requires attention and details distinct from those required of domestic initiatives. A range of offices across campus supports these processes. If you cannot find the appropriate contact through the Global Operations Network contact the Office of Global Engagement.