Why Give?

Our Unique Mission

Since its founding in 1998, Dallas International University has become
the ‘gold standard’ – a truly unique institution,
with a unique mission
and a world-wide impact.

Dallas International is a student–focused institution with a special calling to prepare students to cross language and culture boundaries. A large number of Dallas International alumni serve as literacy workers, language surveyors, ethnomusicologists, Bible translators and cross-cultural workers in a variety of other fields. We are privileged to be used to prepare our students to give their lives in service to the marginalized people of the world.

Experienced Faculty

Dallas International’s faculty has a world of experience and is Dallas International’s greatest asset.

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Alumni Impact

Students are attracted to Dallas International because of its core commitments, and also by the wide variety of service opportunities opened up for students interested in working cross-culturally. Our alumni continue to work with distinction in a growing number of countries, under the sponsorship of an increasing number of service agencies.

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MILLIONS of People Impacted

Results

Dallas International is training the next generation of workers in the areas of language development, literacy, Bible translation and world arts. Our graduates receive exemplary education that is also applicable and realistic in solving the real world problems of illiteracy, poverty, and human suffering. Our graduates’ work makes a difference in people’s lives which will last long after they are gone. This means that your gift will have a global, multi-generational impact.

History

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1972-1998 Texas SIL

1972-1998

Dallas International has a rich history dating back to 1972 when Texas SIL classes commenced. When SIL decided to seek accreditation for this training, it discovered that a new and separate institution would be required.
1998-2018 Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics

March 31, 1998

The founding of Dallas International University under our original name, the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics. Dr. David Ross serves as first president.

1999

Dallas International welcomes first students as the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics.

2000

First graduating class

2005

Dallas International is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to grant MA degrees.

2011

Abraham Center begins offering courses.

2012

MA with a major in World Arts launched

2013

BA degree approved by SACSCOC

2014

W.W. Caruth III Endowed Scholarship established.

2015

Center for Excellence in World Arts established.

2015

MA with a major in Islamic Studies launched

2015

Certificate in TESOL first offered

2016

Library remodel completed using funds from a Hillcrest Foundation grant.

2017

Dr. Douglas Tiffin appointed as president.

2017

Hillcrest Foundation grant for technology upgrade
2018-Present Dallas International University

2018

Name change approved.  The Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics becomes Dallas International University.

2018

PhD in World Arts approved by SACSCOC.

2019

Hillcrest Foundation grant for classroom technology upgrades