International Education

Members of the AJCU International Conference recently met at the Universidad Pacifico in Lima, Peru from February 24-26. Photo courtesy of Gerardo Marin.
Chair: Debbie Danna, Loyola University New Orleans
Phone: (504) 864-7550
Next Conference
Location: Universidad Centroamericana, Managua, Nicaragua
Dates: November 3 - 6, 2015

The AJCU International Education Conference is comprised of international educators at AJCU institutions (e.g., individuals involved in planning and implementing study abroad, international student services, international recruiting, global immersions, transnational volunteer services), and collaborates regularly with AUSJAL (Association of Latin American Jesuit Colleges and Universities) institutions and Jesuit institutions from all over the world. More information can be found on

The group meets several times throughout the year to discuss collaborative activities in the context of international education. Group members stay in contact throughout the year through several active AJCU listservs. Please contact Deanna Howes (AJCU's Director of Communications) for subscription information:

Members of the International Education Conference met for their mid-year meeting in Lima, Peru in February 2014 with participation from Jesuit universities from Latin America, Europe and Asia. Over 80 participants met to analyze the goal of controlling the globalization of superficiality, which Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J. (Jesuit Superior General) has asked Jesuit universities to pursue. The meeting included presentations on international programs deeply rooted in Ignatian Pedagogy as well as keynote presentations by AJCU President Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J., Loyola University Chicago President Rev. Michael Garanzini, S.J., and faculty from the host universities. Plans are being drafted for continued discussions on the theme as well as for implementation of the recommendations included in the “Puebla Document” on international cooperation in Jesuit higher education.

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“As a product of Catholic schools, continuing my education at a Jesuit institution was a logical part of my journey. The emphasis on using your talents and skills to improve the lives and conditions of others, rather than focusing on personal enrichment, resonated deeply with me. I truly believe that living my life in service of others - both personally and professionally - has allowed me to thrive in unimaginable ways.”
Major General Marcia Anderson, Creighton University '79

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AJCU Federal Relations Network is the lobbying arm of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and comprised of at least one representative from each one of the twenty-eight Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The Network is kept up to date on an on-going basis by the Vice President for Federal Relations on all issues relating to Appropriations, budget, higher education authorization issues and taxes. The Network meets annually in September for a Legislative Conference and also participates in the Annual Committee for Education Funding Legislative Conference and Awards Dinner.
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AJCU Conferences

The 35+ Conferences sponsored by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) are affinity groups within the AJCU Network. The Conferences provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and best practices; support the professional development of their members; and present opportunities for AJCU representatives to discuss opportunities and challenges in Jesuit higher education. Most of the AJCU Conference groups meet in person at least once a year, and many of them communicate regularly through an AJCU listserv.
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International Outreach

The member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) are committed to developing programs and partnerships that advance international education and support initiatives that advance global citizenship.
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