As one of the nation’s top institutions for study abroad, Centre College is committed to creating global citizen leaders by providing every student the opportunity to explore the world. During CentreTerm 2019, 214 students will take advantage of that guarantee.
This year, Centre students are traveling to destinations spanning the globe, including Belize, Cuba, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Spain, Thailand and Singapore, and Uganda.
“We are helping to fulfill the Centre Commitment and our mission statement by providing our students with the opportunity to study abroad and prepare them for lives of learning, leadership and service,” said Karen Ryan, assistant director of the Center for Global Citizenship. “The directors of these CentreTerm courses are highly qualified and well-traveled individuals who are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with our students.”
These study abroad courses allow students to immerse themselves in a new culture that goes beyond just an academic experience. Students have the opportunity to hone their language skills, get a better understanding of the people and cultures they are studying, and broaden their appreciation for their location.
“We live in a global society, and studying abroad with Centre equips our students to be future leaders and make them more well-rounded students,” Ryan said. “Studying abroad prepares the students for a career in an increasingly global marketplace and helps build their leadership skills, establishing new professional and personal contacts. It opens up a world full of opportunities for our students.”
Ryan added that students should take advantage of these study abroad opportunities no matter what their major is, as they grow both personally and academically in ways they could never imagine.
“We encourage our students to explore the many study abroad options we have for them, because going on CentreTerm trips may, for some, be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” she said. “Our study abroad courses expose them to hands-on learning in a more intimate setting with their professors and classmates, which means a more stimulating learning experience.”
See where, and how many, students are studying abroad for the next few weeks by following their adventures throughout CentreTerm on social media by searching #CentreAbroad.
by Kerry Steinhofer
January 9, 2019