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Mission and Goals

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

  • August 24th
  • Welcome Back and New International Student Reception (4-5pm Nona McGreal)
  • September  5th
  • Labor Day (No classes, Faculty and Staff Office Closed)
  • September 14th
  • Study Abroad Fair (Predolin Terrace 11am- 2pm)
  • October 3rd - 4th
  • Fall Break
  • October 18th
  • ISA Program Provider Visit: Study Abroad Information Table (Predolin Rec 11am-2pm)
  • October 4th
  • Bejamin Gilman Scholarship Application due
  • Oct 7th
  • Pre-Departure Orientation Session 1 (Spring 2017)
  • October 21st
  • Pre-Departure Orientation Session 2 (Spring 2017
    FLP  Winter 2017Form Deadline
  • November 4th
  • FLP Program and Scholarship Deadline (China, Peru, Italy and Internship Cohort)
    Study Abroad Semester Form Deadline (Spring 2017)
  • November 14 - 17th
  • International Education Week (events announced in October)
  • November 24th - 27th
  • Thanksgiving Break
  • December 9th
  • Last Day of Class
  • December 12th - 16th
  • Finals
  • December 23rd - January 22nd
  • Winter Break
    *Optional winter courses January 3rd - 13th