The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) promotes international diversity, fosters global understanding and awareness, and advances internationalization efforts throughout the UNMC community.
The OGE serves UNMC students, faculty, and staff through a variety of programs and services.
Individual assistance is offered to students who wish to study or volunteer abroad. Annually, more than 100 students go abroad for global health experiences, ranging from one week to nine months, to destinations as close as Canada and as far away as Russia.
The OGE serves students in many ways including providing information on medical/health electives, programs offered in dozens of sites around the world; travel insurance; financial assistance; help in selecting an appropriate program; making application arrangements; and providing pre-departure orientation information.
The OGE, along with the Student Alliance for Global Health (SAGH), organizes annual medical service spring break trips abroad for UNMC students and offer informative presentations related to global health and medicine. The OGE and SAGH also sponsor a philanthropy project every year and offer Medical Spanish classes.
For international participants, services offered include non-immigrant visa processing, employer-sponsored immigration, various social and cultural activities, such as our international student orientation program for new-to-the-US students, the Ambassador program to support new international students, and US tax preparation assistance offered to F and J visa holders (who are considered non-residents for tax purposes) each year in the spring.
The OGE also supports the International Student Association (ISA), which plans the annual International Week and Holi festivities.
For further information regarding the OGE activities and services, email email@example.com or call 402-559-4517.