Centre believes that all students should have the opportunity to pursue a study abroad experience. We are also aware of the 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 would like to help you, Centre students, to meet these challenges by providing some resources to help you navigate and prepare for your study abroad program(s).  The CGC strives to mirror the values expressed in the College’s “Statement of Diversity” and “Statement of Community.” Please visit the link below to learn more.

Review the slides from the 2022-2023 reveal briefing!

CGC Resources for Study Abroad/Away




Please know that the details for our 2022-2023 programs can change at any time, whether that be in response to travel regulations, a change in our partner university's decisions, or any other number of the moving pieces in todays Covid-19 world. We are doing our best of keeping  abreast on all the changes, and we are constantly updating our policies and procedures in this unique time.

While we know that uncertainty can be uncomfortable, rest assured we have your health and safety as our top priority. 


Centre offers both semester and shorter courses :

For our semester abroad/away Centre has 19 programs with which you can choose from. The cost of a Centre semester abroad is virtually the same as studying in Danville. All financial aid and scholarships remain in place during your semester abroad; all you pay is a $375 deposit (surcharge/emergency fund/carbon offset) due 28 March, 2022 and a $25 travel medicine fee, for a total of $400. Flights to the abroad site are also the responsibility of the student. 

For our shorter terms across the globe, we have offered courses to nearly every continent during winter and summer terms. Previous courses include primate study in Barbados, religion in Israel/Palestine, law+econ  in Fiji, justice & community in El Salvador, environmental studies in Belize, history/hum in South Africa, music in Ireland, and humanities in Finland, and volcanoes in New Zealand. Cost of these courses vary. Shorter abroad programs (during the summer and CentreTerm) are an additional cost. (More information about the costs of those programs can be found on the Summer Abroad and CentreTerm abroad pages.)

Students may now study abroad through a Centre semester-long program more than once, if they qualify. They are also able to spend up to three CentreTerms abroad and may participate in as many summer abroad programs as they wish.

• Apply online using Centre Online Forms for a 2022-2023 abroad semester program. Our applications will open on Nov 12 2021, application will close on  by February 11, 2022. Be sure you are logged into Centrenet when applying. Applicants will be notified the week of  March 7th , 2022 and will have until March 28th to put their deposit down to hold their positions  
• For Centre-Term 2023 program applications close on 15 Feb. , Summer 2022 abroad programs applications close on 11 Feb simply contact the faculty director of these programs to apply.  

• Deposits and payments can be made by check, cash or credit/debit card to the Cashier's Office. There is a fee of 2.75% for credit/debit cards (bank charge). We are not able to accept online payments for off-campus programs at this time.

Study Abroad FAQ 

Center College Sexual Wellbeing

Click here to make a report online or use Centre Counseling's contact information for abroad referrals (859.238.5740 or counseling@centre.edu).

Study Abroad Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF) 

Become A Citizen Of The World

85% of Centre students study abroad at least once, making us a top-three school in the nation. Even though Covid-19 slowed us down we still had 68.73% of the 2021 graduating class study abroad once and 28.3% did so 2 or more times and 6.49 studied abroad 3 or more times and 1.47% studied abroad 4 or more times. We had one student study abroad 5 times or more! 

Our faculty go abroad too, allowing them to live on site with you, share their knowledge of the region, and plan courses and activities.

Lori Hartmann

Photo of Lori Hartmann
Professor of International Studies •  Director of the Center for Global Citizenship International Studies; Old Carnegie Work Phone: 859.238.5371

Lori Hartmann joined the Centre College faculty in 1999. She was awarded the “Rookie of the Year” teaching award in 2000, and a Kirk Teaching Award in 2003. Since 2009 she has held the Frank B. and Virginia B. Hower endowed chair in international studies. During the CentreTerms of 2004, 2009, 2011, and 2015 she took groups of students to Cameroon to study politics and civil society in that Central African country. And In 2006-07 and 2012, she was the director of Centre College’s program in Strasbourg, France.

She is currently serving as the director of the center for global citizenship.

Hartmann’s scholarly interests have focused on African politics, women and development in West Africa, and the political economy of development. In 2013, she co-published an article with former Centre student Brian Klosterboer in African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review on the prospects for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She has published several articles on the topic of women and development, including: “Pounding Millet during School Hours: obstacles to girls’ formal education in Niger” in the European Journal of Development Research (2011); “The Rural-Urban dynamic and implications for development: perspectives from Nigerien Women” in Journal of Contemporary African Studies (spring 2004) and “A Language of their own: Development Discourse in Niger” in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (Winter 2004). Hartmann has also published works on pedagogical issues, for example, “Neoliberalism: a useful tool for teaching critical topics in political science” appeared in PS: Political Science and Politics (Oct 2009). In 2002 her article “War as Metaphor” appeared in Peace Review: Journal of Social Justice.

In 2015-16, Hartmann spent a year in Ethiopia as a Fulbright Fellow at Wollo University conducting a comparative study of Nigerian and Ethiopian literature, with an aim of understanding how that literature reflects a sense of nationalism or national identity. Read more about her research here. Upon her return in the fall of 2016, she took over a three-year term as faculty president.

She holds a B.A. from Denison University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Denver. She was an Ambassadorial Graduate Rotary Scholar at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Senegal, West Africa; and a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa.

Email: lori.hartmann@centre.edu

File last updated: 08/07/19



African politics — Women and development in West Africa — Democratic transitions in Africa — Peace Corps

Former Peace Corps volunteer in Tahoua, Niger, West Africa. An Ambassadorial Graduate Rotary Scholar in Senegal, West Africa. Articles published in journals including Africa Today.

Jessica Leonard

No Photo Available
Assistant Director, Center for Global Citizenship International Student Services Work Old Carnegie 600 West Walnut Street Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.6106

Karen Ryan

Assistant Director of the Center for Global Citizenship Centre College Study Abroad
Work Old Carnegie
Work Phone: 859-238-5285

Karen brought a wealth of international experience to the position when she came to Centre in 2018 as assistant director of the center for global citizenship and study abroad. She has visited, lived, and worked in over 50 countries. While in Asia, she organized and hosted large charity events for international vendors, managing the travel, documentation and accommodations of visitors from over a dozen foreign nations. During her time in Japan, Karen also helped to co-author a book on traditional Japanese clothing entitled Obi Ties East and West.

Often moving to a new location every two-years, Karen assisted in benchmarking the US Air Force’s Key Spouse program, advising and training representatives on multiple bases on how units should provide support to deployed and overseas members’ families. She played a key role in helping to manage the 9-11 crisis among these families.

Karen was born and raised in Limerick, Ireland, and has lived in Turkey, Japan, South Korea, England, and in California, Texas, Colorado, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia and Maryland. She is married to Centre College’s Executive Director Of Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer and has three children, two grandbabies and a dog named Deuce.

Email: karen.ryan@centre.edu


Email: karen.ryan@centre.edu