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 Bangladesh.
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 sponsors the Student Alliance for Global Health (SAGH), which organizes annual medical service spring break trips abroad and local service projects for UNMC students. SAGH also hosts monthly presentations related to global health and medicine and offers annual Medical Spanish classes, in addition to sponsoring one of more annual philanthropy projects.
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 each spring to F and J visa holders (who are considered non-residents for tax purposes).
The OGE also supports the International Student Association (ISA), which plans the annual International Week, Holi and Iftar festivities, and other social events.
For further information regarding the OGE activities and services, email email@example.com or call 402-559-4517.