In October 2002, the Board of Directors of Ana G. Méndez University System (AGMUS) gathered in Lisboa, Portugal, to sign the Portugal Declaration, officially embarking on the mission to internationalize the AGMUS community. The Board of Directors sought to overcome traditional cultural, religious, economic, and philosophical barriers to this mission through the development of internationally-focused policies, curriculum, and student and faculty activities.
The Ana G. Méndez University System’s internationalization program focuses on seven key areas:
- Study Abroad and other Education Abroad Programs for Students, Faculty and Administrators
- International Education and Scholarship Programs
- Internationalization of the Curriculum
- Fulbright Scholars Programs and Visiting International Scholars and Professionals
- Partnerships with Federal Agencies, NGOs, Corporations and other International Organizations
- International Agreements and Collaborations with Universities and Institutions around the World
- International Education Grants and External Resources
The Ana G. Méndez University System recognizes that internationalization is a vital and integral component to advance its aspiration to promote international and global awareness among its students, faculty and administrators.