To achieve these goals, the center will promote and develop curricular, programmatic, and collaborative activities that draw on faculty and staff from across the university and from ISU's international partners, as well as partners from the local community. These activities will draw heavily on ISU's strategic emphases of experiential learning and community engagement, and will include faculty-led short-term international experiences for students as well as conferences, workshops, and symposia that engage both local and international communities. Regular assessment of these activities and annual reporting will facilitate the evaluation of these initiatives. The long-term sustainability of these initiatives will be pursued through aggressive grant writing to foundations and government agencies as well as through collaboration with the ISU Foundation to develop a fundraising campaign among ISU's international alumni and other friends of ISU.