An international exchange is an enriching experience on many levels. It affects both personal and professional development, stimulates creative ideas, enhances relationships, and strengthens multicultural understanding. Faculty and staff alike will experience firsthand different approaches to higher education, teaching styles, research, student services and support functions. Working, teaching or conducting research in a different environment presents new and rewarding challenges. Interacting with new professional contacts offers a perspective on your standing as a scholar, teacher or administrator in a global community. At the same time, you are serving as an ambassador for Towson University, laying important foundations for future exchanges and collaborations. Towson students will share in the benefit of your exchange as you integrate new views and material into your curriculum, promote study abroad, practice cross-cultural sensitivity in your daily interactions and lead the way in appreciating the diversity of people and cultures on TU's campus.