Our mission is to prepare Centre students for lives of global leadership, work, and service, and to further internationalize our campus. This mission requires a focus on facilitating rich and meaningful experiences for our students, both on and off campus, in order to strengthen their intercultural competence. We empower our students to embrace the values of global citizenship, striving to build a more just, inclusive, sustainable, and cooperative world.

We believe all students should have the opportunity to pursue a study abroad experience. We are also aware of challenges that many diverse and underrepresented groups of students may face when considering education abroad. Such challenges include limited finances, minimum support, and discrimination. The Center for Global Citizenship is here to help you meet these challenges by providing resources to help you navigate and prepare for your study abroad experience.

All of our CentreTerm and Summer courses are faculty-led which means that students travel with a faculty member who is an expert on the location and subject matter. In many cases, these faculty members have led these programs multiple times. Three of our semester programs are also faculty-led (Strasbourg, London, Merida).

Unveiling of 2024-2025 Study Abroad/Away Programs

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Go to the Center for Global Citizenship Important Dates page to view a complete list of application and payment dates.

Apply for all study abroad/away opportunities using Centre Online Forms.

 

Adam Chen-Dedman 

Photo of Lori HartmanExecutive Director, Center for Global Citizenship
Centre College
Work:
Old Carnegie
600 West Main Street
Danville KY 40422
Work Phone: 859.238.5268
Work Email: adam.chen-dedman@centre.edu
Biography

BA: Comparative Culture (Humanities), Sophia University (Japan)

MTS: Asian Religion & Gender, Harvard University

Adam Chen-Dedman is a native of Kentucky and joined Centre College in 2023 as Executive Director of the Center for Global Citizenship. He spent 25 years studying and working abroad in Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, and Australia. From 2005 to 2012 Adam served as head of International Student Services, Director of the Study Abroad program, and then Assistant to the President of International Affairs at Payap University in Thailand. From 2013 to 2019 he served as Executive Director of the Institute of South East Asian Affairs, a regional study abroad program, that was based at Chiang Mai University in Thailand. In these roles, Adam forged relationships with US colleges and universities and oversaw students from the US and other countries who were studying abroad in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Adam is completing his PhD in Cultural Studies of Asia at The University of Melbourne (Australia) where he researches responses to Chinese nationalism, geopolitics in Taiwan's LGBTQ+ social movement, and Japanese and Thai queer cultural interactions with Taiwan. He has taught courses on LGBTQ+ activism and human rights in Asia, Sex and Politics, and Global Media Cultures. His publications can be found in Nations and Nationalism, International Journal of Taiwan Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest, and Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics. Adam speaks Japanese, Thai, Mandarin, and conversational Spanish.

Jessica Leonard

Photo of Jessica LeonardAssistant Director, Center for Global Citizenship
International student Services(ITS)
Work:
Old Carnegie
600 West Walnut Street
Danville KY 40422
Work Phone: 859.238.6106
Work Email: Jessica.leonard@centre.edu
Biography

Margaret Meadows

Photo of Margaret MeadowsOffice Coordinator
Center For Global Citizenship (CCG)
Work:
Old Carnegie
600 West Walnut Street
Danville KY 40422
Work Phone: 859.238.5295
Work Email:  margaret.meadows @centre.edu
Biography