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Internationalizing College Faculty Through Study Abroad
Milton Reigelman, Director of International Programs
In the last decade, virtually every college and university in the country has added “global citizenship” or “cross-cultural learning” or “international focus” to its mission and strategic plan. To support this new emphasis, faculties and administrators across the country have worked furiously to “internationalize” their curricula in various ways: by setting up programs in Islamic studies or world ecology, by sponsoring faculty travel seminars to foreign places, by requiring students to achieve “competence” in a foreign language and select one course from a list of courses that might include “Japanese film,” “The European Union Today,” “The Latin American Novel,” etc.
Become A Citizen Of The World
85% of Centre students study abroad at least once, making us a top-three school in the nation.
Our faculty go abroad too, allowing them to live on site with you, share their knowledge of the region, and plan trips and activities.
Spend a semester in one of eight countries:
Spend shorter terms across the globe, with trips to nearly every continent during winter and summer terms. Previous trips include primate study in Barbados, religion and politics in India, sacred arts in Bali, political history in Vietnam, post-revolutionary life in Nicaragua, anthropology in Peru, politics and civil society in Cameroon, and volcanoes in New Zealand.
The cost of studying abroad is virtually the same as studying in Danville. All financial aid and scholarships remain in place during your time abroad; all you pay is a $375 deposit/surcharge and your airfare.
Students are only able to study abroad through a Centre semester-long program once, but they are able to spend up to three CentreTerms abroad and may participate in as many summer abroad programs as they wish.