International Engagement

In fulfilment of Howard University’s mission to produce leaders for America and the global community, the Provost’s Office supports a range of programs and international affairs activities. These include traditional study abroad opportunities, research projects, training and experiential programs, services for international students, and career training for foreign service. The Office of the Provost is engaged with every school, college, academic and administrative unit that facilitates and/or sponsors study abroad, experiential learning, and other extra-/co-curricular activities. This office is instrumental in the planning, facilitation and oversight of this type of programming, especially in instances where these activities are open to all students from across the university.

International Student Services

The mission of the Office of International Student Services is to assist individual international students, faculty, staff members
and their families by advising them on federal immigration and labor regulations, and
by providing counseling on personal, academic, financial and social matters. 

Study Abroad

Studying abroad can be a life-defining experience that expands one’s social and cultural outlook. Learn about opportunities available through the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center

Alternative Spring Break 2023 - Ghana

Programs Based in HU Schools & Colleges

  • Center for African Studies (College of Arts & Sciences)
  • HU College of Pharmacy International Programs
  • School of Law----World Food Law Institute: The World Food Law Institute fosters the analysis and understanding of international agricultural and food law, regulations and policy. The Institute uses a multidisciplinary approach to promote food security and social development in the agricultural and agribusiness sectors, especially for the millions of persons living and working in rural areas around the world. The Institute chooses a theme each year and conducts three principal activities: The World Food Law Symposium and Round Tables; the World Food Law Distinguished Lecture and the World Food Law Fellowship.

Global Initiatives

Howard University engages in a variety of international partnerships that extend expertise and resources to communities and institutions throughout the world.

Participation in the HBCU Global Health Consortium

  • Zambia
  • Malawi

Capacity-building Initiatives

  • The Howard University Global Initiative in South Africa (HUGISA)
  • The Howard University Global Initiative in Nigeria (HUGIN)

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders


Ghana Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, visits Howard University.

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for African Affairs, Molly Phee, meets with members of the Howard University community.

Dr. Laban Ayiro, Vice Chancellor of Kenya's Daystar University, met with Provost Wutoh, Dean Lawson Borders (Communications) and Prof. Langmia (Communications).

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visits Howard University

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, Howard University hosted a contingent of State Department officials and officials from the government of India. This event was arranged by our Diplomat-in-Residence, Dr. Yolanda Kearney. Participants included (pictured above from left to right): Dr. Joe Leonard, Director of the HU Community Association;  Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Ambassador of India to the United States; Dr. Anthony Wutoh, Howard University Provost and Chief Academic Officer; Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of the Government of India; and Secretary Blinken.