Center for Global Citizenship

Our mission is to prepare Centre students for lives of global leadership, work, and service, and to further internationalize our campus. This mission requires a focus on facilitating rich and meaningful experiences for our students, both on and off campus, in order to strengthen their intercultural competence. We empower our students to embrace the values of global citizenship, striving to build a more just, inclusive, sustainable, and cooperative world.

We believe that all students should have the opportunity to pursue a study abroad experience. We are also aware of the challenges that many diverse and underrepresented groups of students may face when considering education abroad. Such challenges include limited finances, minimum support, and discrimination. The Center for Global Citizenship is here to help you meet these challenges by providing resources to help you navigate and prepare for your study abroad experience.

All of our CentreTerm and Summer courses are faculty led which means that students travel with a faculty member who is an expert on the location and subject matter. In many cases, these faculty members have led these programs multiple times. Three of our semester programs are also faculty-led (Strasbourg, London, Merida) 

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Study Abroad

Study Abroad & Away

Centre College is recognized as one of the top colleges in the United States for study abroad. Our program offers study abroad options in Bhutan, China, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and United Kingdom. Many programs also include internship placements as well as local orientation programs and educational excursions.

Centre for Global Citizenship Staff

Lori Hartmann headshot

Lori Hartmann

  • Director of the Center for Global Citizenship
  • Professor of International Studies

Jessica Leonard

  • Assistant Director, Center for Global Citizenship/International Student Services

Karen Ryan

  • Assistant Director of the Center for Global Citizenship and Study Abroad