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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​​

  • November 20th  Internatonal Education Week Events
  • English Conversation Hour 11:30-1pm, Nona McGreal Room
  • International Trivia Night 7-9pm (Wingra Commons)
  • November 26th - 29th Office Closed
  • Thanksgiving Break
  • January 22nd 
  • Study Abroad Application Deadline (Fall 16 and Academic Year 16-17)
  • January 29th
  • Priority Program and Scholarship Application Deadline for Business Department Program to Germany
  • March 4
  • Benjamin Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Application Deadline
  • March 14th - 18th Office is Open
  • Spring Break
  • March 25th Submit to AbroadOffice
  • Study Abroad Program Application Deadline (Summer 2016)
  • March 28th Submit to AbroadOffice
  • Faculty-led Form Deadline for Summer 2016
  • April 1st Submit to AbroadOffice
  • Priority Program and Scholarship Application Deadline for Faculty-led Programs Fall Course w/ Winter Travel 2017 (Cambodia, El Salvador and Mexico)
  • April 8th PRD 118/122  2:00-5:30pm
  • Pre-Departure Orientation Session 1 (Summer 16, Fall 16 and Academic Year 16-17)
  • April 15th PRD 118/122  2:00-5:30pm
  • Pre-Departure Orientation Session 2 (Summer 16, Fall 16 and Academic Year 16-17)
  • April 15th Submit to AbroadOffice
  • Scholarship Deadline (Summer 16, Fall 16, Spring 2017 and Academic Year 16-17)
  • Program Application Deadline (Spring 2017)
  • April 22nd Submit to AbroadOffice
  • Study Abroad Form Deadline  (Summer 16, Fall 16 and Academic Year 16-17)