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Mission and Goal

The Center for Global Education was established in 2004 to direct and promote the various international initiatives of the college.

As part of its core mission and liberal arts foundation, Edgewood College aspires to promote in students knowledge and experience of global dynamics in the contemporary world, the ability to analyze and to value other cultures, and the skills to become effective global citizens. To achieve this, Edgewood engages its faculty, students, and staff in the ongoing process of integrating a global perspective into all facets of campus life, linking curricular and co-curricular initiatives and creating a more globally-oriented learning community.

The college’s goal is a globalized Edgewood campus. This includes a curriculum with international and global content, broad student participation in study abroad, a significant presence of international students on campus, co-curricular activities around global themes, and strong faculty and staff engagement in global programs. The Center’s efforts are devoted to educating globally competent
students who have the cross-cultural skills to know and esteem
others’ perspectives, a deep understanding of global interdependence, and acceptance of difference. The Center
concerns itself with six areas:

  • Curriculum
  • Study abroad
  • Faculty development
  • International students
  • Co-curricular activities
  • Initiatives to specific world regions

The Center’s co-directors assist faculty to incorporate a global perspective into the curriculum, plan co-curricular activities that will reinforce what students learn in the classroom, and offer opportunities for students and faculty to participate directly in a global experience through study abroad and faculty/student exchange.

What's Happening

 

  • March 2nd
  • Arabic Language Day, Wingra, 11-2 pm
  • March 3rd
  • Gilman Application Due for Summer/Fall 2015 & Year 2015-2016
  • March 9th
  • Announcement to all students: Study Abroad Scholarship Application deadlines:
      - Fall 2015 Faculty-Led Programs (London/Cambodia/Tobago)
      - Spring 2016 semester programs
      - Fall 2015/Academic Year 2015-2016 semester programs
      - Summer 2015 programs
  • March 10th
  • UNA Public Lecture. Marc Rosenthal (EC Adjunct Prof): Eye Witness Report From An Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone. Anderson Auditorium, 7-8:30 pm
  • March 26th
  • Study Abroad Program and Scholarship Deadlines:
      - Study Abroad program application deadline for Summer 2015/Spring 2016
      - Study Abroad Scholarship deadline for Summer 2015 Non-Edgewood sponsored programs
      - Study Abroad Scholarship deadline for Fall 2015/Academic Year 2015-2016
    International Club Dinner at Crandalls, 5:30 pm
  • March 27th
  • Faculty-led Program Form Deadline
  • April 7th
    Money Smart Week: Financing Study Abroad. Washburn, 12-1 pm
  • April 9th
  • Reenectament of a Saudi wedding, early evening
  • April 10th & 17th 2-5pm PRD 118/123
  • Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientations: Summer/Fall 2015
  • April 11th
  • International club Milwaukee Trip, 9pm
  • April 19th
  • World Extravangaza, Edgewood High School, 2-5 pm
  • April 24th
  • Study Abroad Form Deadline for Summer/Fall 2015
    Study Abroad Scholarship Deadline for Summer/Fall 2015 & Spring 2016
  • May 7th
    Farewell Celebration for Departing Exchange and Graduating International Students, 4-5 pm
  • May 9th
    Devil's Lake with CAB
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