Office of International Education

International Education

Whether from the US or abroad, the entire campus community engages in international education every day in classrooms, residence halls and through lectures, performances, and exhibits, as well as casual conversations. 

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The Beloit College Office of International Education is charged with facilitating the internationalization of the College by providing

  • study abroad and domestic off-campus study opportunities
  • support for international students and scholars
  • assistance with campus wide programming
  • opportunities for faculty and staff international engagement

The Annual Ivan and Janice Stone Lecture

Held during International Education week, this lecture honors the memory of Ivan and Janice Stone and is made possible by a gift from their estate. That gift also makes study abroad possible for students with financial need.

Ivan Stone taught for many years at the College, chairing the government department and the College’s international relations concentration. He also served as Dean and was the first director of the College’s World Outlook Program, which signaled the College’s decision to become international by innovating in the curriculum and significantly increasing study abroad enrollments..

To quote from a 1987 article in the Beloit Daily News, “Ivan Stone was the kind of teacher who opened the eyes of his students. He expanded their vision, and widened their horizons. He made them see the world; look beyond boundaries.”

Like her husband, Janice Shrimpton Stone was an advocate for international education and experience and for engagement at the local level. Both she and her husband were active in campus and community affairs, and together they led some of Beloit College’s first seminars abroad. Before her marriage, Janice Stone had worked at the International YMCA in Geneva, and following World War II, she spent a year in Germany working on a democratization project.

A gift from the Ivan and Janice S. Stone estate makes this annual lecture possible and also helps make study abroad possible for students with financial need.


  • 2018 - Steven A. Cook, Council on Foreign Relations. Lecture: “U.S. Turkey Relations”
  • 2017 -Steven Lee Myers, New York Times. Lecture: “Vladimir Putin and the Russian Resurrection”
  • 2016 - Hasan Hasanovic, Translator and Curator, Srebenica Genocide Memorial. Lecture: “Surviving Genocide: Srebrenica, July 1995”
  • 2015 - Rochelle Davis, Georgetown University. Lecture: “The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Changing the Narrative”
  • 2014 - Frederic Wehrey, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Lecture: “Sunni-Shia Identity Politics in the Gulf Region”
  • 2013 - Elizabeth Ransom, University of Richmond. Lecture: “Feast and Famine: Inequalities in the Global Food System”
  • 2012 - Paul Fishstein’76.  Lecture: “The Dilemmas of Humanitarian Assistance in Afghanistan”
  • 2011 - Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt,  International Crisis Group. Lecture: “China’s North Korea policy”
  • 2010 - Alicia Ely Yamin, Harvard Law School. Lecture: “A Rights-Based Approach to Health”
  • 2009 - Neil DeVotta, Wake Forest University. Lecture: “From Civil War to ‘Soft Authoritarianism’: Sri Lanka in Comparative Perspective”
  • 2008 - Lincoln Mitchell, Columbia University.  Lecture: “The Russia/Georgia Conflict: Foreign Policy Implications”
  • 2007 - Carol Bellamy, World Learning.  Lecture: “Shaping the Future: The Need for Global Citizens”
  • 2006 - Alfred W. McCoy, University of Wisconsin Madison. Lecture: “A President’s Legacy of Legalized Torture”
  • 2005 - R. K. Ramazani, University of Virginia. Lecture: “Jeffersonian Ideals and Middle East Realities”
  • 2004 - James Winkates ’65, Air War College. Lecture: “Globalization”
  • 2003 - Robert Houdek ‘61. U.S. Department of State. Lecture: “Africa: Challenges and Prospects”

Study Off-Campus in Spring 2020!

The Office of International Education will be accepting applications for Study Abroad and Domestic Off-Campus study on Monday September 16. 2019. For more information feel free to stop by the OIE or email us at


Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to Gilman Scholarship recipients for study abroad in fall 2019.


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