Office of Global Engagement


The Office of Global Engagement seeks to provide cross-cultural engagement; support international experiences; offer scholarship opportunities for transformational teaching and learning; and prepare students, staff, and faculty to flourish in an interconnected world.

Enter the 2021 International Photo Contest! 
All SPU students, staff, and faculty are invited to submit photos from your journeys around the world. For more information, guidelines, or to submit a photo, visit the entry page here. 

The Global Engagement mission

  • Promote student and scholar success in a global economy.
  • Connect international communities.
  • Advance intercultural awareness.
  • Prepare students for lives of compassionate service committed to global and cultural engagement, reconciliation, and human flourishing.

What we do

  • Provide international support services for our international students.
  • Support Study Abroad experiences through faculty-led global seminars, study abroad programs, international internships, and service-learning opportunities.
  • Support faculty in facilitating intercultural learning in diverse classrooms.
  • Collaborate with other offices on campus to provide international experiences and global perspectives for all students.
  • Foster academic pursuits and support majors as they integrate global perspectives into the curriculum.
  • Connect with global partners to link institutions and individuals both locally and around the world.

SPU’s commitment to global engagement

Seattle Pacific University is an increasingly global institution. We draw students from all over the world, compete internationally for the most talented faculty, and establish international partnerships.

As a University we are:

The SPU Mission: Seattle Pacific University is a Christian university fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community.