Our mission is to serve as the hub and catalyst for enhancing international engagement for the benefit of the HU community. In doing so, the Center integrates global perspectives into the HU experience, promotes education abroad, facilitates deeper scholarship on global issues, supports cross-cultural dialogue and respect for cultural diversity and, prepares leaders who can find solutions to global problems. Leading Howard University’s effort to be in the top 5 institutions sending students of African descendant on education abroad experiences


Through our exceptional internationally focused programming and activities, the RBC will position HU to be a leader among Higher Education institutions in preparing and empowering students to be globally competent leaders with the capacity to affect change at home and abroad.

We will do this by:

  • Promoting cross-cultural dialogue, civil discourse and respect for cultural diversity within the university and beyond
  • Facilitating deeper scholarship and engagement on global issues, particularly within the African diaspora
  • Preparing students for careers in international leaderships and service
  • Facilitating engagement and deeper scholarship across all disciplines on global issues
  • Advancing the University’s effort to expand its international footprint and role in world affairs
  • Empowering socially conscious global citizens who can create innovative and sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems