Hello Global Citizens,


The Center for Global Citizenship (CGC) office remains committed to helping you reach your goals of studying abroad/away as well as providing support that accommodates and improves the experiences of international students on Centre’s campus.


Although we are not able to offer in person assistance at this time, we are able to connect with you via email, over the phone, or, when necessary, by Zoom or Microsoft Teams.


Please refer to the following contact information:


  • Lori Hartmann; Director of the Center for Global Citizenship, 859-238-5371
  • Karen Ryan; Assistant Director of the Center for Global Citizenship/Study Abroad, 859-238-5285
  • Jessica Leonard; Assistant Director of the Center for Global Citizenship/International Student Services, 859-238-6106
  • Karen Tubb; ESL/International Student Services Support Specialist, 859-238-6327


Information on Study Abroad/Away (last updated 5/1/20)

  • We are making decisions on Fall study-abroad and study-away programs on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration health and safety issues (as determined by the US State Dept, the CDC, and study-abroad professional organizations) and feasibility of the program.  
  • As of May 1, 2020, the following FALL programs have been cancelled:  Washington DC, New York City, Japan (Akita), Bhutan, China.  In addition to health and safety concerns, these decisions are based on other factors including: whether or not we work with a partner, whether or not the program is an exchange, how prominently an internship figures into the program, and whether the goals of the program are attainable.
  • For all of the programs that have been cancelled, we have offered alternative programs to students. 
  • Moving forward, as decisions are made, the CGC office will contact students directly by email.  We expect to have contacted all students about their Fall 2020 programs by mid-June.
  • If you have yet to submit a deposit for your program and you are still interested in studying abroad, you should submit that payment to Megan Grandey (Centre College cashier).  
  • We do not recommend that you purchase airfare or make travel plans at this time, as we do not know the status of your upcoming abroad program at this time.
  • The Registrar’s Office will soon be contacting you with instructions on how to register for your fall classes. You should register for classes on-campus even if you are scheduled to be abroad.  You should also participate in Centre's process for on-campus housing.
  • For our 2021 CentreTerm courses, as of now we are still planning on these programs running as normal.  If anything changes we will notify the students on these programs. Please continue to make your payments on the dates that these payments are due (the next payment is due on May 1). Also check your emails for further information that your directors may deliver.  The decision date for the CentreTerm courses is July 1, 2020.
  • If your study abroad program is cancelled, your full deposit will be returned to you.



Information on International Student Services (last updated 4/13/20)

ISS (International Student Services) remains committed to supporting you not only during this worldwide pandemic event, but at all times during your college career. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Jessica Leonard and/or Karen Tubb for help. If you need to remain on campus or return to campus for the Summer break, please contact Jessica Leonard as soon as possible. Assistance in this matter will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Be safe, be well, and be kind to yourself.