Donating priorities

We greatly appreciate your donations. We have two types of funding priority needs: projects that directly support the Center for International Education, and those that advance global education at the university.

If none of these priorities are of interest to you, but you still wish to give in support of global education at Northern Arizona University, your gift can be treated as an unrestricted gift.

We welcome such gifts and assure you that it will be used to further institutionalize the global experience here at Northern Arizona University.

Make a gift now.

Support for Center for International Education students

Endowed education abroad scholarships ($1 million)

Be it through study, research, internships or service learning, Northern Arizona University students experience profound personal transformation when they participate in education abroad opportunities.  Scholarships can provide the means to purchase airfare or subsidize participation in a short-term faculty-led summer program and can make the difference between having the experience of a lifetime and remaining in Flagstaff.

Emergency loan fund for international students ($150,000)

Sudden and unanticipated crises in the home country often impact the ability of students to visit with a loved one or continue with their education at Northern Arizona University. An emergency loan fund provides temporary relief to students in these difficult situations, and permits them to address urgent needs while also giving them a bit more time to repay the loan.

Support for the advancement of global education at Northern Arizona University

Endowed chairs for Islamic studies and global education ($1.5 million each)

The changing circumstances of our world require that our students are prepared with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to successfully negotiate and thrive in a highly interdependent and interconnected world upon graduation. These endowed chairs will bring a high level of attention on the campus to global education and allow students to engage with some of the experts in these areas of study.

Library acquisitions that support global research and learning ($500,000)

The university’s efforts to advance global learning in the curriculum will only be as effective as the resources that exist in the library to support research and study in this domain. These acquisitions will boost existing resources and enhance the ability of faculty and students to gain access to relevant material in a timely manner.

Development funds for new short-term study abroad programs ($250,000)

Short-term faculty-led courses, although lacking the cultural immersion component of traditional study abroad programs, offer in-depth study of a particular subject in a particular locality that often compliments what has been taught in the classroom.

This is an important alternative path for global learning, and faculty leaders and students benefit tremendously from these learning opportunities.  With the necessary resources, Northern Arizona University faculty can develop more of these opportunities for our students.

International teaching and research opportunities for faculty ($250,000)

The project to internationalize the curriculum requires faculty who can draw upon their own international learning experiences to infuse global perspectives in the courses they teach. Just as in the case of students, faculty can be transformed by international experiences that allow them to learn more about their areas of expertise while gaining cultural insights and competencies.