At the Honors College we believe that meaningful international learning and service opportunities are an important part of an excellent university education. That’s why we created the Center for Global Programs (CGP) where we facilitate transformative international learning options for students. We’re lucky because our university is located just minutes from downtown Washington, DC, one of the most important global cities in the world. We take advantage of that, and you can too.
OUR GOAL: The Center for Global Engagement has one main goal: to prepare students to become not only global thinkers, but also effective global citizens, aware of the many interconnections that shape the world we live in. To do this we:
- develop intercultural skills by providing international experiences for our students
- serve as a hub of collaboration across academic disciplines and with local partners to transform the teaching, learning, scholarship, leadership, and service opportunities on campus
- partner with campus and off-campus stakeholders to develop activities and events that enable broader global awareness and engagement
INITIATIVES: Here are some of the specific initiatives we have that help us meet these goals. See which ones might benefit you:
- Model United Nations — an academic simulation program based on the work of the United Nations.
- Study-on-Location at Newbold College of Higher Education — study opportunities in England each year.
- Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA) — options to study overseas in a number of countries.
- Gateway DC — a program designed to take advantage of the international opportunities that exist in Washington, DC, our nation’s capital.
- Global Cafe — informal meetings on campus (often involving coffee or tea) where students can talk with local leaders who are working on international issues.
PARTNERS: Our students use our access to international organizations to their advantage. Rather than just reading about international events and policies, we participate in them — attending conferences, lectures, media-briefings, policy discussions, and more. Because we have relationship with some of the most well-known organizations in DC, you will be able to attend events at places such as:
- The Brookings Institution
- The Atlantic Council
- The Center for Strategic and International Studies
- The National Institutes of Health
- Foreign Embassies
- The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund
- The International Rescue Committee
Below are photos from some of our international events.