International and Intercultural Affairs

The Office of International and Intercultural Affairs (OIIA) reports to the Vice Provost of OUAA.

In this role, the Vice Provost works with faculty and administrators as they develop International and Intercultural Partnerships. To schedule a meeting with the Vice Provost to discuss a partnership, please contact:
Megan Carlson
Assistant Vice Provost

UAA International and Intercultural Learning Outcomes

  1. Understands one's own culture(s) within an Alaskan, national, and global context.
  2. Applies knowledge and critical thinking to global and cultural issues, trends, and systems and uses diverse frames of reference to address problems.
  3. Communicates and connects with people in other communities to extend one's own access to information, experiences, and understanding.
  4. Fosters additional languages, including Alaska Native languages, as a component of the UAA experience.
  5. Develops an informed critical awareness and understanding of cultural differences, similarities, and ambiguities.
  6. Gains an Alaskan, national, and international perspective on careers.

     Approved May 2, 2012


University of the Arctic

UAA is a member of the University of the Arctic, a cooperative that facilitates the exchange of students, faculty and ideas across Arctic regions. For more information on the University of the Arctic, and UAA's participation in it, visit the University of the Arctic webpages.

Curriculum Developments

NAFSA Webinar

On November 20, 2014 OUAA hosted a webinar presented by NAFSA: Association of International Educators on Curricular Designs for Global Learning. 

Webinar Description

UAA Discussion Summary


Funding opportunity: 2015 CIEE Faculty Development Summer Seminar

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed. 


International and Intercultural Partnership Development Team

An International and Intercultural Partnership Development Team was recently created to provide guidance to departments and colleges on the development and implementation of formal partnerships and their related programs. The team is expected to begin its work in AY15. This group will facilitate cross-unit conversations and efforts that are essential to successful, sustained partnerships and, through these conversations, will develop an institutional framework that will contribute to UAA's strategic approach to its international/intercultural efforts.