Diversity & International Services

Embracing Differences, Strengthening Communities.

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  • About Us

    At the Office of Diversity & International Services, we are dedicated to fostering a vibrant, integrated community that embraces differences and appreciates all perspectives. We strive to maintain a welcoming environment where individuals from all backgrounds can thrive, exchange ideas, and contribute to a shared understanding of the world.

  • Mission

    We aim to build bridges across cultures, supporting international students, scholars, and the entire campus community in pursuing academic and personal growth. Through our comprehensive range of services, including cultural programs, intercultural workshops, and advising support, we aim to cultivate an atmosphere of respect, curiosity, and appreciation for the richness of our shared community that's conveyed through the differences in our campus community.

  • Commitment

    Our dedicated team is here to provide guidance, resources, and opportunities for personal and academic growth, ensuring that each individual can thrive in their journey at The University of Baltimore. Together, we aspire to enhance cross-cultural understanding and collaboration to maintain our respectful and vibrant community.

  • The Programs

    The Office of Diversity and International Services is a dynamic hub of activities, tasks, and events aimed at fostering a culturally rich community by promoting cultural understanding and community engagement.

    We curate a diverse array of events, including cultural festivals, film screenings, guest lectures, workshops, and educational sessions that celebrate various traditions, promote cross-cultural dialogue, and raise awareness about our vibrant community while providing opportunities for individuals from different backgrounds to come together, exchange ideas, and broaden their horizons.

    Our intercultural programs and initiatives encourage interaction and collaboration among individuals from different backgrounds, fostering mutual respect, understanding, and appreciation.

  • The Work

    Our office also offers valuable support and resources to international students, scholars, and programs, ensuring a smooth integration and a fulfilling educational experience.

    By collaborating with various campus departments and student organizations, we weave cultural mindfulness into the fabric of academic life, maintain an environment that nurtures personal growth, and prepares individuals to navigate our interconnected world with civility, respect, and dignity.

    Through our efforts, we strive to maintain an environment where individuals can thrive, explore new perspectives, and develop the necessary skills for confidence, independence, and success.

  • The Community

    The culture in our office community is one that thrives on collaboration, mutual respect, and inclusivity. Within our office, we foster an environment that values open communication and encourages the sharing of different ideas and perspectives. We embrace a supportive atmosphere where each team member's unique strengths are recognized and celebrated.

    Collaboration is at the core of our work, as we believe that diverse backgrounds and experiences enrich our collective efforts. We prioritize creating a space where everyone feels heard, valued, and empowered to contribute their best. In addition to our professional endeavors, we also emphasize the importance of work-life balance and well-being. We promote a culture of compassion and understanding, encouraging each other to prioritize self-care and maintain a healthy work environment.

    Together, we form a tight-knit community that nurtures personal growth, cultivates strong connections, and works together towards a shared vision of creating a positive impact in the lives of those we serve.

Our Team

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Shira Segal

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Japsimran Kaur

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Alicia Ryan

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Rebecca McAfee

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Alyson Madigan

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Kara Kauffman

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Eleftherios Michael

Officer
  • Our Invitation

    We extend a warm invitation to all students to visit our office and participate in the exciting events we have in store. Whether you are seeking to broaden your horizons, connect with individuals from different backgrounds, or simply engage in thought-provoking discussions, our office is the place to be.

    Join us in exploring the rich tapestry of cultures through our vibrant events, which encompass cultural festivals, interactive workshops, inspiring guest speakers, and much more. These events offer a unique opportunity to expand your worldview, foster meaningful connections, and embrace the richness of our lovely community.

    We welcome you to drop by our office, where you will find a welcoming and inclusive space, filled with friendly faces ready to offer you coffee and guide you in your journey of exploration and growth. Discover new perspectives, celebrate cultural traditions, and forge lifelong connections by becoming an active participant in our engaging events. We look forward to meeting you and embarking on this exciting journey together.

  • Our Welcome

    Our office prides itself on being a haven of warmth and hospitality, where every person is greeted by friendly faces with open arms and a genuine smile. As soon as you step through our doors, you will be enveloped in an atmosphere of respect and acceptance, enriched by the aroma of coffee. We believe that creating a welcoming space is not just about the physical environment, but also about the people within it.

    Our team is dedicated to making you feel valued, heard, and supported. Whether you are seeking information, guidance, or simply a friendly conversation, you will find a compassionate and attentive staff ready to assist you. We take pride in our ability to listen attentively, offer guidance, and ensure that your experience with us is positive and fulfilling. We understand that each person has their own unique needs and experiences, and we are committed to providing personalized attention and support to ensure your long-term comfort and success.

    We welcome you to drop by our office, where you will find a welcoming and accepting space, filled with friendly faces ready to guide you in your journey of exploration and growth. Discover new perspectives, celebrate cultural traditions, and forge lifelong connections by becoming an active participant in our engaging events. We look forward to meeting you and embarking on this exciting journey together.

  • Our Gratitude

    We would like to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every individual who has contributed to our journey. Your support, collaboration, and unwavering dedication have been instrumental in shaping the success and impact of our office. We are deeply thankful for the trust you have placed in us, allowing us to serve as a resource, guide, and advocate. Your commitment to our shared goals and vision has inspired us to continuously strive for excellence.

    We are grateful for the invaluable relationships we have formed and the meaningful connections we have established within our community. Your enthusiasm, feedback, and engagement have been instrumental in shaping our programs and services, ensuring that we meet the evolving needs of those we serve. Together, we have created an environment that fosters growth, learning, and respect. It is through your continued support that we can make a positive difference and maintain our vibrant and harmonious community.

    Thank you for being an integral part of our journey, and we look forward to the continued collaboration and success that lies ahead. We look forward to having you join our group, ensuring you stay informed about all our exciting events on the horizon.